Receptionists Day: Wednesday 11th May
Receptionists, like many many modern professions are going to be forced to spend many hours of their daily lives in a seated position.
Add to this the asymmetrical posture caused by answering a phone that will always be held to the same ear while typing with the other hand and many problems will likely creep in sooner or later.
Maybe not after one day but sooner or later. The trouble seems to be that the accepted average level of fitness people expect of themselves is laughably low (even in gyms most people aren't flexible enough to squat down all the way and couldn't hold a plank with decent posture for 30seconds or support their body weight from a pull up bar due to poor grip strength and shoulder mobility). Add to this how most people's measure for fitness is solely body fat percentage and muscle mass with the photoshopped and questionably 'supplementing' bodybuilders setting the benchmark the level of fitness people perceive they need to reach is absurdly high.
With such a low starting point and such a distant target it is much easier just to not bother and accept, like most people do, that back pain is just one of those things and can't be helped.
This defeatism is a crying shame as all that is required to balance out the long periods of relaxed sitting is short periods of energetic standing (Kettlebell swings, deadlifts, squats and so on and so forth).
When the goal is balancing out an otherwise sedentary job rather than reaching ridiculous peaks of muscularity and obsessiveness then the chances of success stop being so slim as to be a waste of time.
This is what I'm talking about when I say "I teach professionals how to take control of their bodies potential by balancing modern lifestyle with physical training."
Physical potential isn't meant to mean 3% body fat. It means being able to move through each joints full range of motion easily and smoothly. Being confident to take on tasks and activities without having to worry about being sore or becoming injured and to be able to get the most out of life for as long as you can.
The level of pain, effort and time commitment this will require might be shockingly small to people who have only ever seen blood and guts training. I won't claim it's easy but I can guarantee the cost is far far below the value of getting started.
Even incorporating something as simple as yesterday's windmill drill would go a long way to balancing out the asymmetrys and overly tight muscles in many such people.
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