THE SCORPION KING
Undo desk-bound damage and build full-body strength with THE SCORPION. You'll gain freedom of movement, fast
Can’t make the gym? Build core strength from your living room with one primal move
It’s hardly news that sitting for too much of your life is bad for your long-term health, yet few people are aware that a largely sedentary existence can cause far more immediate problems. Take the painful, rounded back that’s been keeping you off work, or the weak glutes that have seen your deadlifts plateau. But this dynamic exercise, which centres on mobilising creaky joints, will help you fix the damage from the comfort of your living room.
“The Scorpion is excellent for stretching out your whole body,” says Kemo Marriott, founder of the Brotherhood Training Club. “You’ll extend your shoulders, spine and hips, which is the perfect antidote to sitting down all day.” Plus, the control needed to execute the move will build total-body strength, while the focus on coordination will boost proprioception, making your lifts more efficient.
Work five minutes of this pincer exercise into your daily schedule and you’ll be able to take the venom out of your chair’s perils within a month. Though you might need to move the coffee table first.