We are constantly fighting the four C's of bad posture: couch, computer, car, and cell phone. To help you in your fight, these are my top five battle rope exercises to improve posture:
In order to improve our posture, we need to condition the muscles and nervous system to be able to hold a better posture, even when we sit in the car, couch, or at the computer desk.
If these muscles have no connection to our brains, the adaptation will not occur.
Moving the shoulders, scapula, and torso (core) muscles and bones together in proper ways throughout a functional range of motion, is the first step to creating better posture.
I also like using kinesthetic cues, like raising my computer screen high enough for my crown to raise up and pull-back away from the screen. Or use the head rest on your car seat, instead of craning your neck forward, like it is going to get you to your destination any faster. This cue, also tends to help relax your body and mind while you drive, even if your in LA traffic (trust me, I have been there more times than you care to know).
With daily cues, and workouts that implement the exercises from the video, you are well on your way to postural improvement.
By: Aaron Guyett, M.A., B.S., CSCS, FRAs, FRCms
Education Director and Master Coach with Living.Fit