02 – Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World

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Author: Kelly Starrett
Contributor: Juliet Starrett
Contributor: Glen Cordoza

Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World

 

Introducing The Deskbound Life

Rarely do I have such clear reasons to choose what book to read. When talking about improving someones life, it’s hard to find an area that impacts people more than sitting.

Many of us are forced to work in a sitting environment eight plus hour a day. Just to go home being so exhausted that we need to sit down to relax.

What if I told you that sitting could be the very reason you’re not fulfilling the best you? If you don’t believe the impact sitting could have on your life, then please read the quoted section below from the book itself.

You’d better stand up for this bit of news.

Sitting can wreak havoc on your health, and not just in the form of minor aches and pains. Recent studies show that too much sitting contributes to a host of diseases—from obesity and diabetes to cancer and depression. The typical seated office worker suffers from more musculoskeletal injuries than those workers who do daily manual labor. It turns out that sitting is as much an occupational risk as is lifting heavy weights on the job. The facts are in: sitting literally shortens your life. Your chair is your enemy, and it is murdering your body.” – Starrett, Kelly (2016)

If that doesn’t make you wanna change your habits, I don’t know what will.

But what if you are one of those who already stand up at your working station? Will you not benefit from this book? Of course you will!

I’ve been standing up for almost two years now, and I still learned a lot about my standing position, and how I organized my workplace itself.

But the book itself isn’t just about why you should stand up. It also goes into detail about how you can live a more pain-free life. Not just at your workplace, but outside of your workplace to.

Next Month – April 1, 2017

So, are you ready to stand up to this world? That’s great! Cause that’s exactly what our first book that’s due to April 1 is all about!

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Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World

Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World

Mobility Tools mentioned, and other optional substitues in Deskbound available on Amazon 

AmazonBasics High-Density Round Foam Roller – 36-Inches

Lacrosse Balls – NCAA NFHS Certified – Red (With two balls you could create another tool called the Gemini).

WODFitters Stretch Resistance Pull Up Assist Band with eGuide, 1 Red- 10 to 35 Pounds (1/2 ” *4.5mm) The recommended usage is 65lbs or a 100lbs band. The green band in the link is 50-125lbs.

Easton Softouch Ball, Yellow,11-inch


Wilson Traditional Soccer Ball (3) (Make sure to select size 5 for the correct size)

Full Mobility Tool List from Rouge, and complementary substitutes Mentioned in Deskbound

If you want to buy the exact tools mentioned in the book, directly from Kelly’s page. Then visit Rogue Fitness homepage and grab the items in the list below.

  • Foam Roller
  • Little Battlestar and Big Battlestar (i personally use the big one)
  • Supernova 80mm
  • A Soccer Ball or a Bouncy Ball (9inch)
  • Gemini
  • Band (light green or average black ones depending on your size)

Closure

So, that’s it folks! By now you should have an understanding why I have chosen this book, why you should consider reading it. And what you will need to take full advantage of the content. I hope I will see you the first of April.

Happy Exploring!

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2 Comments

  1. I’ve read Becoming a Supple Leopard by Kelly Starrett, but I haven’t gotten around to reading Deskbound yet. Looking forward to next month’s discussion!

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