For the last few months, I’ve done most of my work using a squat “desk.” Why not work and get that posture-improving squat volume in at the same time? Before I started, I could hardly squat for 5 minutes at a time. Now, just the other day, I put in 4 hours working from the squat position.
|Squat desking like the boss I am.|
How to set up a squat desk:
- Find low desk or chair
- Adjust screen (I use a laptop) height to be chest level
Some stuff to watch out for:
- If you’re missing ankle ROM, you might find your back rounding. Do corrective exercises to work on this – squatting with a rounded back isn’t improving your posture.
- Make sure the screen is high enough. Having a high enough screen forces you to activate the muscles that are weak in kyphotic posture. You should feel the burn in just a few minutes if you have bad posture.