Video: Working Dynamically

Photo of Brock lunging at his desk

I love my standing workstation. It would take something major to make me go back to sitting all day at a desk.

But, as a wise biomechanist (Katy Bowman) once said in her book Don’t Just Sit There: “swapping one static position (sitting) for another static position (standing) isn’t our goal.” The goal is to keep your body moving – or said another way, dynamic!

In this video, I show you the many ways I keep my workday dynamic by using different heights of surfaces, different sitting positions, and different seats. Even if you don’t have a desk that adjusts its height, you can use the ideas in this video to make sure you change your geometry during the day.

Because, as we know, our bodies adjust to what we do most not what we do in the 30-90 minutes we allocate for our exercise time.

Video: Walk + Backpack + Groceries = Workout!

I had one of those days. I got behind on work, had to skip my official dedicated workout time, and suddenly realized that I didn’t have food for dinner! So – I turned a grocery trip into my workout. Check out the video to find out how.

Video: Yard Work-out

If you find it difficult to make time to get the movement that your body requires, I suggest using yard work as a way to move more and have fun while you do it!

With a few modifications, yard work can be one of the best workouts you can do. It naturally has opportunities to squat, bend, lift, pull and carry. And if you follow my lead, you can add in a few extra movements like lunges, toe touches, torso twists, push-ups and even a few Jedi-like moves.

Choosing movements that have a purpose beyond simply “getting some exercise” can be easier to fit into your day, often because they can take place outside of your dedicated exercise time (which is a relatively small portion of your day).

So, I suggest you use this video as inspiration for your yard work but also look for opportunities while doing other chores to get more movement into your life! It’s a fun way to get and stay fit.