Tag Archives: Posture

The Hip Flexor Stretch Fix

In today’s work environment people spend eight to ten hours a day slumped over their computer typing away on work reports. In an old post 9 to 5 Back Pain Part 1, I talk about how sitting for so long can wreak havoc on your body. Then in Part 3, …

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Dead Bug Exercises: The Why and How

A strong and stable core is important in injury prevention and and performance. An effective core helps protect the spine and effectively express the strength we work so hard to achieve. The only problem is traditional “ab exercises” don’t do the trick and can actually place the spine in a …

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Have Terrible Posture? Try The Bat Wing Hold!

Poor posture is an issue that many people struggle with. The cause is often a combination of factors. Poor sitting mechanics(9-to-5 links), weak upper back musculature, or an infatuation with how much you can bench can wreck your posture. A combination of any of these factors can lead to shoulder …

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9 to 5 Back Pain Part 3: Unlocking Your Hip Flexors

In part 3 of 9 to 5 Back Pain, we will discuss the effects sitting has on the hip flexors and the ramifications it has on your back. The biggest ramification of sitting on the hip flexors is shortening of the muscles which can create postural abnormalities that put undue …

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9 to 5 Back Pain Part 1: Introduction

Back pain is one of the most prevalent orthopedic conditions that affects the world today. According to the NIH, 8/10 people will be affected by back pain at some point in life. Whether caused by structural damage or just wear and tear of everyday life, it can be annoying and …

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