Watch Your Moooves

The Cow Pose

Whether you’re a lobsterman, groundfish fisherman, or oyster farmer – tugging and pulling on traps, nets, and cages is a big part of your day.

Work Task:

fisherman with grey beard pauling oyster bag out of the water over the side of the boat

 

Work moves like this can cause tension in your upper back, shoulders, and neck that can, over time, cause quite a bit of ache and pains.

 

Stretch Break!

fisherman with grey beard pauling oyster bag out of the water over the side of the boat

 

When you find yourself tugging and pulling like the image above, the Cow Pose can help relieve tension in your upper body by counteracting the tight forward movements that are necessary to heave gear over the rail of a boat.

 

 

Demonstration of Cow Pose: