Is Sitting Bad for you – How to Reverse Problems from A Desk Job – What is Flexion
In this talk, Mark Cheng outlines his tips for training ideas that help reverse the flexion habits of people who spend their days sitting. He’ll teach you the most important aspects to address, and what to look for in terms of results.
“After all this sitting, when people who have to bend forward to grab something off the floor the primary point of motion starts at the lumbar spine instead of the hips. It’s not that their hips can’t bend. It’s that their lumbar spine, taking into account the timing, starts the movement first. The thoracic spine becomes rigid above the lumbar spine. Pertaining to extending and flexing, instead of being fluid, the thoracic spine becomes locked up, so rotation becomes inhibited, as well. To give these people who are the hours-long office jockey or commuter types a means to get out of that situation, movement facilitation is in broad strokes.” ~Mark Cheng
• Joint by Joint Theory (1:45)
• Working on Breath (3:50)
• Soft Tissue Considerations (6:20)
• Challenge Posture (10:35)
• Movement Facilitation (13:15)
Mark Cheng, L.Ac., Ph.D., is the chief physician of the Chung-Hua Institute in Los Angeles. He has Masters and Doctorate degrees in Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and is a life-long martial arts practitioner. Dr. Cheng is a Senior SFG kettlebell instructor and a faculty member of Functional Movement Systems, a TRX Sports Med certified instructor and a human performance consultant.You can stay in touch with his lecture schedule on his site at drmarkcheng.com.
Roland Denzel –
Important stuff OUTSIDE of the gym! 172 hours per week, you can easily undermine your progress in the gym with the 167 hours that most of us spend doing things other than training. Mark’s talk helps illustrate that and what you can do to help. We live in the real world, with PCs, phones, cars, and desks, and Mark’s talk gives you real world tactics to combat these detriments to our training and health.