Sitting in an office all day hunched over your computer can really close you off and cause back pain. As back pain can cause a whole new host of health issues I challenge you to take care of your back in 2014 with Mark Roozen’s series of back exercises.
Part of January’s New Years resolution, I would like to introduce to you stick squats.
- Hold a stick with arms apart above your head.
- Sit in a chair position (squat), making sure your hands are still above your head, and you are not bending over.
- Carefully stand back up with a straight back.
- Repeat this squatted position 5-10 times.
This exercise works on your shoulder flexibility, shoulder rotation, posture, core, lower back mobility, and ankle mobility. In return, this will open your backside up so you can get back to work pain free in 2014.
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Mark Roozen, M.Ed.,CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT, FNSCA, has over 25 years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach at the high school, college and professional level – most recently with the Cleveland Browns of the NFL on their Strength and Conditioning Staff. Roozen has written for a number of professional trade journals and has presented at the national and international level. He is also Co-Director of The Performance Education Association (TPEA) and owner/president of Performance Edge Training Systems (PETS).