Workouts to help with SLOUCHING???

  • crush09

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    Mar 14, 2010 4:16 AM GMT
    so i find that my posture is slouched forward, mainly in my upper body area, my shoulders a little forward... so is there any workouts that could help with my posture: back, shoulder and chest excercises?!?!?!
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    Mar 14, 2010 12:08 PM GMT
    work the traps and middle back generally, stretch the pecs and front of the body.

    That is what you need to do for kyphosis. There may be other factors involved... hard to tell from you post.
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    Mar 14, 2010 12:37 PM GMT
    Seated rows work for me. icon_idea.gif
  • TexasBoeuf

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    Mar 27, 2010 6:54 AM GMT
    Plenty of yoga that helps with this too, prolly more so than weights.
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    Mar 27, 2010 7:11 AM GMT
    could be rounded shoulders... had something similar myself. It's nothing too serious. From my understanding its when your chest muscles pull your shoulders forward. It's pretty easy to correct, just focus on developing your back muscles and it should improve.
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    Mar 27, 2010 7:14 AM GMT
    What exercises are you doing for abs/core? If you're doing a lot of crunches, properly or improperly, they may be exacerbating the problem. You can try switching up that routine by doing leg extensions, floor sweepers, plank etc.
  • xKorix

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    Mar 27, 2010 7:30 AM GMT
    MBT'S work great for that, the less expensive SHAPE UPS too.
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    Mar 27, 2010 7:39 AM GMT
    Just like SFHAIRY- said, YOGA!
    It's no longer just a chick thing and you can even do it at home- work break- etc.
    It helped me after the first fews days. I was walking tall- er- I just felt taller.
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    Mar 27, 2010 7:44 AM GMT
    Three key things:

    1. Do a balanced upper body work out and include exercises which work those upper back muscles. I have a small curvature of my spine and so have to work hard at it.

    2. Stretch every day - particularly doing a good pec stretch.

    3. Outside the gym make sure you always sit with you butt back in the seat. If you do a lot of desk/computer work get advice about 'office kinetics' - that is how to sit and what position your chair, desk and screen need to be.
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    Mar 27, 2010 7:51 AM GMT
    I was getting rounded shoulders and my chiropractor had me doing this exercise with the cable machine.

    I raised the cable up to shoulder height

    Took hold of the cable and stepped back with my arm out straight until the weights were raised and there was tension on the cable.

    Then I just pulled back on the cable with my shoulder ...not by bending my arm. It is not a very big movement...just kinda like shrugging your shoulders, only backwards, not upwards.
  • FriscoJansen

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    Mar 27, 2010 8:15 AM GMT
    Enlist in the Army