Happy Race Your Mouse Day!
Are you a desk jockey, often finding yourself in front of a screen, using your mouse extensively?
That sitting stuff can catch up with you, and it’s easy to start slouching down slowly in your chair.
This happened to my client Austin recently. He had an extended project that required extended sitting at his desk to complete.
Soon after, what he called his “haunch” hurt. That was the lower side quadrant of his low back.
Happily, it was fixed very quickly with what’s called “hip hinging”.
This is where you lean over using your hips as the fulcrum.
Alternatively, if you don’t use your hips, you end up using your back instead.
He does a beautiful job of demonstrating both leaning over using his back, and then using his hips on the right side in the video above.
He says in the video, “it doesn’t hurt when I do it this way!”
Are you a hip hinger?
Here’s to balance, strength, and hip hinging happiness!