Chair Therapy, pt. 1

Sitting at a desk, staring at a screen. All day.
It isn’t great.

I am waging a war against atrophy.

A multi-pronged attach — think divide and conquer, but without the failure, sorry Brits.

I could write about why sitting down all day sucks physiologically and psychologically, but I will resist my urge to do so. Instead I will use a simple image to depict this — how architect-y of me.

Image sourced from GMB Fitness.

What follows are my methods for counteracting the evils of the dreaded chair:

 

Hills.

At this point I run hill sprints three times a week.  For me, I run up a grassy incline located in a nearby cemetery.  I prefer to run these hills barefooted.

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I like to try to fit these in 2-3 times per week.

A – 4 sets of 4 hills.

B – 3 sets [6 reps, 5 reps, 4 reps]

 

Yoga.

I am quite new to the world of mobility and flexibility.  At this stage I have grown to enjoy following a free 25 minute beginner yoga video.  I would link this video, but am unable to find its source online.  If you have a Roku, subscribe to the YogaVibes channel, then find the first video under the section titled, Strike A Pose.

Here is an example of where I’d love to be mobility-wise, balance-wise, et cetera-wise:

 


In part two, I will cover the other tenets that complete my chair therapy:  Barbell Training, tabata workouts and cycling.

 

 

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