5 Steps to Get Rid of Bad Posture

Many people have poor posture from sitting at a desk all day.  When you are constantly looking down at a computer screen your shoulders can become rounded and your posture suffers. Poor posture can also happen to regular gym goers also.  When you work out your chest constantly and never add rear-delt movements in you are increasing your chance of your posture suffering as well.   To help eliminate bad posture follow these five easy steps. 1) Determine if you have bad posture.  Take pictures of yourself from the side and rear to determine if your shoulders are rounding forward any.  Take note also of your hip placement as sitting at a desk all day can increase the chance of your hip flexors remaining tight. 2) Stretch your chest muscles.  Stand in a doorway with your shoulder parallel to the door frame.  Place your arm on the door frame while stepping forward with the opposite foot as if to take a step. Hold this stretch for 30-60 seconds and then change direction and repeat on the other arm. 3) Add a rear-delt exercise into your routine.  You can do this on a machine, or by adjusting a rope pulley attachment to be even with your eyes.  Grab both ends of the rope and pull towards your face. facepull   4) Perform high volume back exercises.  Most people do not incorporate enough back exercises into their workouts.  Aim for a workout where you do 6-8 back exercises once a week. 5) Use resistance bands to do shoulder external rotations.  You can do a rear-delt pull with these bands or a lateral raise with the bands.  

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