I saw myself in a picture one day, shortly after having my first child, and I hated the way I looked! I hated it simply because my posture was AWFUL! How on earth did I not notice I was hunched over that far?! Since I have noticed it, I have been researching ways to improve and have found some amazing sources online. I have also found some outstanding correlations between core and posture.
THINGS I NOTICED
- I noticed when researching and trying different tactics, is that my core has to work so much harder to hold my body in good posture!
- My waist is actually smaller (I used a measuring tape) when I have good posture vs bad posture. I actually tried this on other people too! It is true!
- I have noticed a HUGE climb in my core strength by having good posture while exercising.
If you struggle with posture and/or core strength, use the tools I have put on here! You will be amazed just as I was!
My cousin is an AMAZING chiropractor! Very knowledgeable and well rounded in the industry of health. Kevin Lundell posted this video a while back and I have been using his tactics ever since. He has some other great videos on keeping good alignment while exercising, you wouldn’t be disappointed in following him on Facebook.
Gravity, and your cell phone, wants to round your back and pull your shoulders forward. Fight it with Thoracic Extension exercises.
Posted by Lundell Chiropractic on Monday, January 23, 2017
I found these strength exercises on Pinterest about 8 months ago, went back to find them again, and they are gone! So I can’t tag the genius behind this, but I can show you what I learned! I do this at least once a day and I feel a difference every time I do it.
Heals, butt, shoulders, and head against the wall. Tuck your chin in (You will have a double chin for the few minutes you are doing this, Ha Ha) towards your chest. Palms face down at your sides, raise arms up 1/3 of the way up toward your head. Flip your palms up and raise your arms up toward your ears. Try to push your palms against your ears. Your arms should be touching the wall the entire way up and as you try to push your palms against your ears.
Leave me a message and let me know how you like these tools! What kinds of things help you to have good posture?