Sitting. Not only is it less than healthy overall, it can tighten up your hip flexors and get your shoulders stuck up around your ears. Tight hip flexors invariably lead to a sore back, and a sore back is flat out terrible in a myriad of ways. Fuentes shows us a quick stretch to include in your post-workout repertoire that can help with those tight hip flexors and hunched shoulders. All you need is a dowel rod and a mat.
1. Take a kneeling stance with your left knee down and the opposite leg bent at a 90-degree angle in front of you.
2. Using your left hand, reach up and grasp the dowel on your left side.
3. Lean forward until you feel the stretch in the hip flexor, hip, lower abdomen and ribcage.
4. Hold the stretch for 20 to 30 seconds and repeat with the other side