Starrett challenges the athletes he works with to play what he calls “the pigeon game:” See how many 60-second increments of the elevated pigeon stretch can fit in throughout the day.
The elevated pigeon stretch opens up your hips, which can help fix lower back pain and improve your performance on exercises like squats and deadlifts. You can do this stretch almost anywhere, using a table, a bench, or even your desk to elevate your leg.
When you break up your mobility work into the manageable one-minute chunks, you may be surprised to find that you really do have plenty of time to stretch.
“You can actually improve your deadlift while at work reading emails,” Starrett says.