Standing Vs Sitting


For all of us that have a job that requires sitting either at a desk, a piece of machinery or in a car,we know how hard it can be to get moving for our workouts. Sitting is a culprit for tight and shortened hips, hamstrings and thoracic spine. Sitting also tends to turn off our glutes,which help us squat, pull, run and jump.

If we move from a sitting to a standing desk, it can have a profound, positive difference in how are bodies move. Not only can it improve posture, restore hip, hamstring and glute function, it has immediate return on investment to your health and fitness goals by increasing caloric burn.  See this poster from Varidesk on the number of calories that you can burn by switching to a standing desk.  Also check out this video from MobilityWOD about sitting.