Rock Around the Clock: Quadrupedal Rocking for Work-Stressed Professionals

Categories: Blog, Pressing RESET, #PressRESET, Stress, Rocking, Office Professional May 07, 2023

And now a guest post from Original Strength Professional Rick Evans...

Attention, busy executives and professionals! Are you tired of feeling like a worn-out accordion, constantly compressed by the daily grind of endless sitting, meeting marathons, and that never-ending avalanche of emails? Fear not! We've got the ultimate stress-busting move that will turn your workday frown upside down: quadrupedal rocking.

Stress Relief That Rocks (Literally!)

Quadrupedal rocking is the superhero of stress relief, swooping in to save the day for overworked professionals everywhere. Here's how to rock your stress away with this simple yet surprisingly effective technique:

  1. Get down on all fours, hands under shoulders and knees under hips. Channel your inner animal, ready to pounce on productivity!
  2. Breathe deeply using diaphragm nasal breathing – keep your lips closed and tongue on the roof of your mouth unless, of course, you're sporting a dazzling smile.
  3. Maintain good posture with a big chest and keep your eyes on the horizon. Pain? Ain't nobody got time for that! Don't move into it.
  4. Rock back and forth, shifting your weight from hands to feet. Be one with the rocking motion and feel the stress melting away.
  5. Perform 20 rocks here and there throughout the day to reset your posture. There's always time for a rocking break!

Reap the Rockin' Rewards

Quadrupedal rocking comes with a slew of benefits for busy professionals like you:

  1. Posture fit for a king (or queen): Stand effortlessly tall and proud with improved spinal alignment.
  2. Activated vestibular system: Wake up your inner equilibrium and get your bearings back on track, ensuring you can navigate the choppy waters of work and life with grace and agility.
  3. Reflexively strong core and stabilizer muscles: Rock your way to a more stable and balanced body.
  4. Reduced stress and anxiety: Let the rocking motion smooth out the worry in your mind.
  5. Enhanced focus and productivity: Channel your newfound energy into conquering that to-do list.

Dive Deeper into Original Strength

Quadrupedal rocking is just a small (but powerful) part of the Original Strength training system, which offers a complete approach to rediscovering your innate strength and mobility. If you're interested in learning more, consider checking out our workshops, books, and other resources. Visit the Original Strength website at and continue your journey towards a healthier, happier you. Let's rock and roll, and conquer that stress!

Comments (1)

  1. Brice:
    Jun 26, 2023 at 10:24 PM

    Rocking is also the best way to restore your deep resting squat. At least for me.


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