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Brace Yourself & Fix Yourself - 2

What do gamers, workaholics and sewcialists all have in common? Tight chest muscles!! This can lead to poor posture by causing the shoulders to roll forwards, increasing the risk of shoulder and neck problems. Poor posture results from certain muscles - the chest - tightening up or shortening while others lengthen and become weak which often occurs as a result of one's daily activities. Therefore it's important to stretch the tight chest muscles and strengthen the underused back muscles.

Person stretching chest muscles.
Chest Stretch for poor posture

Chest Stretch:

  • Lift your arms up to shoulder height with your palms facing forward

  • Take a deep breath in, on the exhale gradually push both hands slightly behind you, while squeezing your shoulder blades together

  • Look up and feel the stretch !

Standing Row with resistance band anchored in door.
Strengthen your back for better posture.

To strengthen your back :

  • Attach your therapy band to a doorknob

  • Stand tall, with palms down, grab both ends of band

  • Slowly bring the band in tight to your body contracting your shoulder blades

  • Keep tension on the band


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