How Do I Fix a Stiff Back?
Learn how to alleviate the “tin man” feeling after sitting for too long.
Sean Lee, NASM ACE – CPT, NSCA – CSCS
Fitness Expert, Barrington, IL
Can you suggest a few stretches to help alleviate a stiff back? Although I’m active and exercise most days I feel like the tin man if I sit for an extended period of time while at the office.
The “tin man” experience is not uncommon, especially if you spend the majority of your waking hours in a seated position. If this is your only symptom it is likely that a combination of stretching, core training, and attention to a few other details will do the trick. If the stiffness is accompanied by pain, seek advice from a licensed medical specialist who can address your specific needs.