It’s pretty clear now that sitting is the new smoking:
– Chest breathing
– Neck/shoulder pain and tightness
– Tight hip flexors
– No diaphragmatic breathing
– Higher stress levels due to no diaphramatic breathing
– Weak glutes
And the list goes on.
This morning after my workout I was doing some planks, and to open up my upper back I sat back onto my heels into “Child’s Pose.”
My pecs were especially tight so I decided to put one hand in the back of my head and rotate towards the ceiling.
My opposite shoulder sank to the ground, stretching my uber tight lats.
I took a deep inhale thru my nose and forceful exhale out of my mouth to activate my diaphragm.
I held my breath for 6 seconds and repeated, noticeably able to turn a couple more degrees of rotation.
I got off the ground, reached my arms overhead, and instantly felt my neck, shoulders, and traps really opened up: