Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Get Off Your Butt

Move your butt!!  You can't afford not too. 

With reference to the common theme of this blog about moving more, and not sitting as much comes this article about replacing a lot of sitting with standing. 
When you sit, a lot of muscles "turn off" and become inactive.  I cant tell you how many times I have to retrain a clients glutes to fire doing bridges.  Usually i get the quads firing or the hamstrings taking over resulting in massive cramping throughout the muscle.  Hip extension is a primary movement performed by the glutes.  When they are not firing properly, or even at all, it results in imbalances. 

Anyway, back to the article.  What it boils down to is that our muscles are inactive about 7.5 hours a day.  More specifically, the muscles that control movement, quads, glutes, and hamstrings.  The advice this article gives is to stand more, thus resulting in some contractions through the muscles of the legs and a more cumulative daily muscle activity. 

Stay Active. Get Moving.  Perform Your Best

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