Not sure if this is the right place to post, but it seems like it.
So, we all know that mobility drills, stretching and foam rolling can do wonders for your body and get rid of nagging pain as well as improve posture and the way you move.
But when one starts to do look into it further, it becomes clear that this stuff is almost a never ending story of things you can do to improve this or that, here or there.
DieselCrew, this (just one of many such articles on here) http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_repair/the_essential_8_mobility_drills, Nick Tumminello's drills, DeFranco's, this guys' stuff http://mobilitywod.blogspot.com/ and of course Cressey's and Robertson's work.
There's just too much you can do to improve how you feel and move, and while I know it's highly "context specific", e.g. sports, injuries, pre-hab, I'd like to hear people's views on what drills and movements would be the best basics to prevent or correct weaknesses, imbalances etc. without having to spend 8 hours a day doing things to ensure you'll feel fantastic in every joint and fingernail by the age of 40.
Actually, I suck at wall slides (feels awkward and my shoulders hurt when reaching overhead w. limited range of motion), I have had lower back pain for years - doc couldn't find out what it was, blood test showed no sign of arthritis. For 1/2 a year or so, I've had some weird naggin' pain in the upper part of my thoracic spine, even as I type. Maybe it has got to do with all the sitting down, slouching in front of a computer with a rounded back?
Also, my right shoulder has bothered me for years (perhaps impingement). But, one thing at a time - I start to sound like a damn hypochondriac.
(NOTE: I've read the Neanderthal No More series, but I didn't really find it helpful. At the same time, it's unclear to me how many people who have actually followed it and improved their posture. Cressey's methods may have changed since then.)
Shit, this ended up longer than I'd expected. To sum up:
- Good (and not excessive number of) drills everyone should do in general to ensure postural well-being in the future (I'm guessing foam rolling of thoracic spine as one of them?)?
- Do my back related problems sound like a direct result of prolonged sitting?
Thanks for your time, and my apologies if this thread comes off as way too retarded.