Thank you to Men's Journal for inviting Dr. Michael K. Ryan to provide his insight for the article - The One Stretch Everyone With a Desk Job Should Be Doing. The article published June, 2018 in Men's Journal and MensJournal.com.
Written by Dr. Michael K. Ryan
Photo by James Ferrell
Michael K. Ryan, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon in Birmingham, Alabama, tells us why the Jefferson curl is his favorite move for desk jockeys.
THE JEFFERSON CURL is the stretch Opens a New Window. with the highest return on investment, helping the most muscles Opens a New Window. in the least amount of time. It’s ideal for anyone who stands for long periods of time, or who have desk jobs—basically all of us.
The curl addresses posterior chain issues, referring to the muscles that run from the base of the neck to the heels. Typing at a computer or cradling a phone on your shoulder lead to neck and shoulder tightness, which can pull up on the middle...