Hey, /v/bodyweightfitness! I guess it's been awhile since I posted here. Sorry about that. I haven't really had any ideas that I thought were good enough for a post lately. But I got one just now! So let's roll with it.
As you see in the title, I think that horse stance training is possibly the ultimate solution to that sitting problem so many of us are concerned about. I have two main reasons for this.
Horse stance training works all the same muscles that are switched off when you sit down.
Horse stance training is isometric, meaning it creates very little muscle damage or systemic fatigue. This is great because it will not interfere with your workouts and daily activities and add very little to the workload you already bear.
Horse stance training is simple to get into. All you have to do is get into a sumo-squat stance, if you're familiar with that, then lower yourself to 90 degrees, and hold there for as long as you can. If you're not familiar with that position, google it. Also, holding your hands palms-out in front of you is very important because..... it makes you look cooler.
Now just do that a couple of times a day and work on holding it just a few seconds longer each time. Shoot, you could do it while brushing your teeth or watching TV. It's like practicing holding your breath. At first you'll be lucky to get a couple of minutes, but you'll quickly improve and should be able to get ten minutes within a few months of training.
But with horse stance, unlike breath holding, it's not necessary to stop there. You can work up to hours at a time, if you want to be super monk-like and have no life. Supposedly, it eventually stops being a challenge, all of the load shifts off of your muscles and onto your skeletal structure, and you can fall asleep in the position. I don't know about that though, I'm not there yet.
None of that is really necessary though. If you build up to half an hour you can rest assured that your sitting muscled are well conditioned and not under threat of atrophy.
Bonus! Horse stance training, and especially the forcing yourself to increase your time part, is known to increase one's willpower and discipline. That's actually what the Asian martial artists who originally invented it used it for.
Also a bonus! When you come out of horse stance after a nice challenging session, it feels like a muscular orgasm in your glutes. Or maybe the feeling is better described as immense relief, haha, like a cold glass of water after a week in the desert.
Well, thanks for reading guys, hope this helps you out, or at least gives you something new and interesting to play around with. This has been /u/Demonic_Mime, signing off.