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Solution for Tight Hip Flexor/Quad

ive heard that its better to be kneeling at your pc desk rather than in a chair. kneeling will help stretch out tight hip flexors and quads from sitting all day. but is it plausible to do this for extended periods? (ie: throw out the chair completely and always kneel at the pc desk?)

That sounds ridiculous.

You’re actually considering doing this??

Just do hip and quadricep stretches every day.

Look up the “10 Uses for a smith machine” article by Cressey on this site…

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yes it deserves that many HA’s.

[quote]indiladhar wrote:
ive heard that its better to be kneeling at your pc desk rather than in a chair. kneeling will help stretch out tight hip flexors and quads from sitting all day. but is it plausible to do this for extended periods? (ie: throw out the chair completely and always kneel at the pc desk?)
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Actually, rather than kneeling, standing desks are a good option, as long as you have the space and ability to effectively use one. It’s tough to convince the boss to have you standing above all the other cubicles. Could make some folks jealous.

But no, I wouldn’t recommend kneeling for eight-plus hours a day. At the very least, the compressive forces on the knees would negate any possible benefits to the hip/back.

Anyhow, the above pictured stretch is one of the better hip flexor/lower body stretches. Work on it for 1x5-10 throughout the day (before leaving for work, on your lunch break, at the end of the day, and once you get home).