Whether you’re an endurance athlete, an avid gym-goer, or an occasional exerciser, chances are you’re spending a good chunk of your day sitting. Those hours don’t just negate your training, they also threaten to sideline you. “Repetitive strains of sitting can eventually lead to adaptive imbalances that can make us vulnerable to injury,” says Tim Simansky a chiropractor and certified strength and conditioning specialist.
He’s also known as The WOD Doc and runs a website dedicated to preventing muscle imbalances and injuries that CrossFit athletes could encounter during their workout of the day (WOD). Below, Simansky outlines five simple mobilization exercises that will help offset those hours in a chair, and increase your exercise performance.