Dead Butt Syndrome - Random

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Sridhar Ratnakumar

TIL:

Gluteal amnesia, sometimes referred to as dead butt syndrome, is a condition where the gluteal muscles become weakened or do not fire properly. Prolonged sitting puts pressure on our gluteal muscles, and also keeps them in a lengthened position. This allows the hip flexors to get tight, and the glutes to be inhibited- less likely to fire properly and work efficiently. Ongoing weakness and hip flexor tightness, if not corrected, can lead to pain and suboptimal movement patterns. https://www.orthocarolina.com/media/if-you-sit-at-a-desk-all-day-this-muscle-might-be-in-danger

My solution: calisthenics + standing desk.

Pavan Rikhi

Mine is keyboard on lap, heavy chair recline, & rocking footstool

Sridhar Ratnakumar

The video that originally inspired me to give standing desk a try: YouTube - Standing Desk for 5 years!

Sridhar Ratnakumar

I still don't 'stand by default' like this guy though

Ben Kolera

Nothing on dead butt syndrome, but I'm amused that when I see the word butt on a web page my brain has to parse whether it actually should be cloud because I have the "cloud to butt" plugin installed everywhere. Lol.