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Desk Jockey Workout: 4/4 The Crucifix

by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee   /  December 26, 2019

Movement 4 – The Crucifix

The Desk Jockey Workout is one of the many 5 minute workouts from my book. Feel Better in 5. It is particularly good if you spend most of your day sitting down, perhaps looking at screens. It can be incredibly helpful for back pain, neck pain, shoulder discomfort and general stiffness. Each of the 4 movements should be done in sequence. Quality is much more important than quantity. For detailed written instructions on how to do each movement, please see pages 169-177 of my book, Feel Better in 5.

This video demonstrates the fourth and final movement from the ‘Desk Jockey Workout’ – it is called ‘The Crucifix’. I’ve been doing the crucifix for years and it has helped enormously with my back pain and posture. The beauty of this exercise is that it can be done anywhere with no equipment at all. It doesn’t leave you sweaty either, so it is perfect to do at work. After doing this movement, my upper back, neck and shoulders feel fantastic. Give it a go and let me know below what you think.

The Desk Jockey Workout Series:

  1. Wall Cogs
  2. Frontal Cogs
  3. Arm Spirals
  4. The Crucifix


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Dr. Rangan Chatterjee MbChB, BSc (Hons), MRCP, MRCGP