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Men! How often do you sit with your legs crossed during normal days (at work, watching TV/computers etc)

Crossing is my most common position
3 (27.3%)
I use to shift between crossing and not crossing
5 (45.5%)
Mostly not crossing, but it happens every day at some extent
0 (0%)
Not very often
0 (0%)
Almost never
3 (27.3%)

Total Members Voted: 11

Author Topic: Are you a man-spreader or leg-crosser?  (Read 2054 times)

BoneBroth

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Are you a man-spreader or leg-crosser?
« on: February 27, 2021, 05:04:08 AM »
Have you ever thought about why your balls are outside the body when every other organ is not? Well they want to be cool and feel free man! When you sit with your legs crossed all day the testicles might not do their job properly, and their job is to produce testosterone. Dr. Stephannie Walker, an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University, claims the way we sit may effect a lot more than we think: "I've seen studies where, when a person's posture was manipulated, the person's feelings and behaviors changed along with their hormone levels. Participants saw an increase in testosterone and a decrease in cortisol, which is linked to stress.". There are also studies showing that man-spread increases our preception of masculinity (with may affect the production of testosterone).

I'm a frequent leg crosser, and when thinking about it, thats how I can sit at the computer for hours! I have to change that.

Sources:
Revealed: The scientific explanation behind 'manspreading'
I man-spreaded everywhere for a week and I?ve never felt more confident
The contribution of bodily posture to gender stereotypical impressions

Iwillbeatthis

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Re: Are you a man-spreader or leg-crosser?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2021, 05:43:44 AM »
Yeah I also find leg crossing my most frequent position but I realised a few months ago it's not healthy so I try my hardest to sit uncrossed.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2021, 05:56:56 AM by Iwillbeatthis »

BoneBroth

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Re: Are you a man-spreader or leg-crosser?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2021, 06:24:50 AM »
It's more difficult to change that behavour than I thought. I just cought myself crossing as I read your poste here, hahaha. Have you noticed any improvements during the man-spreading last months?

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Re: Are you a man-spreader or leg-crosser?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2021, 06:50:31 AM »
I don't know as I've been doing a lot other things on top of that but for sure crossing your legs will have a negative effect on your circulation, it will tighten up your muscles and mess up your posture which will all negatively affect your nervous system. I do think that I've noticed crossing legs can make my brain fog worse sometimes.

One thing where I do feel instantly a lot better from is stretches for anterior pelvic tilt in the inner quadricep/groin area.

BoneBroth

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Re: Are you a man-spreader or leg-crosser?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2021, 07:01:29 AM »
Can't see that position in my mind. Do you have a link to the movement on youtube perhaps?

Iwillbeatthis

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Re: Are you a man-spreader or leg-crosser?
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2021, 07:19:03 AM »
https://youtu.be/tp8KPPffIJw?t=220 It's this stretch in particular: assisted quad PNF, it can clear brain fog for me at times where no supplement is giving any relief. This specific area is very tight, I haven't got this same feeling from any other stretch or yoga pose before. It is important to do all the exercises like the lower abdominal strengthening at the end or the area will just get even tighter if you only do the one stretch.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2021, 07:31:47 AM by Iwillbeatthis »

BoneBroth

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Re: Are you a man-spreader or leg-crosser?
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2021, 10:03:49 AM »
Cool, ill try it!

Going less Crazy

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Re: Are you a man-spreader or leg-crosser?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2021, 11:47:25 AM »
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Re: Are you a man-spreader or leg-crosser?
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2021, 11:58:31 AM »
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