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I'm currently trying to get into the habit of getting up from my chair every hour or so to stretch my hip flexors. I generally do this by doing a lunge while rotating my upper body over my front leg. Can be done statically in front of your desk, or dynamically by doing walking lunges along a corridor.


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Your back is probably hurting because you are immobilized in one position, something that a simple fidget can help. What actually happens is when muscle is immobilised in a shortened position (your hip flexors when you drive for example) for some time there is a loss of some muscle sarcomeres. GOOD NEWS is that this can be reversed once you are starting to ...


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For exercises at the office, you could do worse than this set of at-the-desk stretches. They're to the point and they're actually kind of fun to read. While in the car, you have limited options since even minor movements can result in the car swerving, especially with power steering, but when stopped, say in traffic jams or at lights, you have options. The ...


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Have a look at the "Limber 11" by a guy called Joe DeFranco. Gives you some nice exercises to help with this. There is a video of him demonstrating the routine on YouTube.. I also had some back problems and I started doing this daily. It doesn't take long (~10-15 minutes), but some of the exercises require a foam roller or lacross ball. Both are relatively ...


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First, a point on definitions: Stretching - To lengthen a muscle. (Sit ups would not be considered stretching.) Strengthening - To contract a muscle against resistance. Cardio - Any exercise to raise your heart rate. All I can do for activity now is to lie down and come up and touch my toes without moving my knees. Actually, you have a lot of ...


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The machine you show is actually another type of elliptical trainer typically meant for light exercise or cardio work. I would suggest you look at performing some active stretching following a specific program for the hamstrings. For example, following a program designed for the target muscle. You may also want to search the ExRx site for stretches.


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This exercise is commonly utilized in yoga practice. Your body alignment, breathing, and head movement are all important. Make sure to begin with your shoulders stacked directly above your wrists, and hips directly above knees (as shown in the images above). As you inhale, let your gaze trace up to the ceiling and backwards; your upper back should follow as ...



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