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#1 Dylan Conrad

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:36 PM

Does anyone have any good stretches or methods to aleve back pain/knots/discomfort that comes hand in hand with long days of handheld operating?
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:00 AM

Yoga, I'm told, helps a lot. For me, it's normally a nice hot shower and stretching while i'm in there and a beer.


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#3 Michael Nelson

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:55 PM

At the end of a day I like to stretch out my back with some of these:

 

http://adjustm.com/c.../Upper_Back.jpg

 

Additionally, sitting in a butterfly position and bringing my head toward my feet helps a lot too.

 

Also, when you shoot, make sure you have good body position and that you're not torquing your body in a bad/ preventable way. don't lift or raise your shoulder while shooting, that'll bind you up really quick. I use a shoulder pad to help me when I shoot for long periods of time. 


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