Exercises to improve bad posture (video)

We see it everyday, people walking around with their shoulders slumped and a forward head to boot. Besides its aesthetically displeasing presentation, poor posture can be an extremely damaging habit that can ruin your body on multiple levels. Usually when I deal with a client with slumped shoulders and a forward head, I will get complaints of neck pain/stiffness, shoulder pain/discomfort, upper back pain, headaches as well as many other problems. It’s important to note that the human being evolved, over the course of millions of years, to walk on 2 feet and is meant to have good posture, so it is absolutely imperative to align ourselves within that evolutionary path. If joints are inhibited because the body’s physical structure has changed into something unnatural, compensation of the wrong muscles will usually happen and pain will be inevitable.

In this video I cover the influence the Pectoral Muscles have on your posture, and an effective stretch you can practice to fix that hunch back. The Pectorals are extremely influential on a person’s posture and are usually the foundational root behind most shoulder and neck dysfunctions. I can’t tell you how many times I have fixed chronic neck, upper back, and shoulder issues just through the implementation of correcting a Pectoral dysfunction. If you want effect out of this, be sure to practice this enough to where your body recognizes this elongation of your Pecs as a normality. Do it enough and you might stand straighter in the matter of a couple weeks! Enjoy!

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3 Comments

  1. Nick December 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    I would just like to personally thank you for these videos. I am a pitcher in highschool and over time my arms have been beginning to draw in because of how tight my chest was. Then about a year ago I got into weight lifting, and even though I’m on a very balanced workout routine it seemed like every time I worked chest everything in the front of my body was tightening up. I researched stretches and read through so many articles to see how I could improve my posture. Then I came across a few of your videos and learned that I wasn’t holding my stretches long enough. Not to mention that the stretches you put out have helped me more than any other. Thanks to you it’s been about three weeks and I already see strong improvements in my posture. Thanks for the advice!

    • Naudi December 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm - Reply

      Happy to help buddy, stay tuned and I’ll have some more techniques for you to try out!

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