Alleviate desk-related neck, shoulder and back pain with this simple routine from The Strength Temple founder Richie Norton.
Slowly roll your head, neck and shoulders.
Drop your chin down to your chest, move your head to the left and to the right, then create controlled circular motions.
Next, slowly start rolling your full body in controlled circular movements, maintaining your steady breathing.
This will help move and mobilise your spine.
Seated or standing, reach your arms behind your back and interlock your fingers or grab the back of your chair.
Inhale, open your chest, roll your shoulders back, release your arms, then drop your chin and reach forward.
Grab the sides of your ribs, crossing your arms so that you open up your upper back, and take a deep breath in.
Do a small rotation from your hips, going both clockwise and anti-clockwise, making a small circle with your spine.
While you’re sitting, spread your feet shoulder-width apart, reach your right hand to the outside of your left thigh and position your left hand on the back of the chair.
As you take a breath in, lift your chest up.
As you breathe out you need to twist as far around as you can.
Gently come round to face the front and switch sides.
by Isaac Williams
With close to a decade’s experience in fitness publishing, editor Isaac has a keen interest in – if no discerning talent for – all things exercise and sport. An occasional ultramarathon runner, he enjoys running really long distances very slowly. At the opposite end of the fitness spectrum, he’s also a fan of picking weights up off the floor.