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Correction for bad posture

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
My posture needs to improve. I constantly catch myself slouching my shoulder, and do not have my spine fully erect. I really want to appear as more confident and healthy, is there any corrective product out there that will help with this issue?
post #2 of 20
Do work outs that work on your shoulder girdle area.
post #3 of 20
Also if you think it's your spine I suggest you consult an orthopedic surgeon and have x rays done. I have slight kyphosis myself ( hunch on top of spine offset by inward curvature in center. Think the letter S as your spine in profile thou that's a drastic example.)

Then there's the normal hunch back which starts with letter L or something similar the name escapes me.

I doubt you are under 18 years of age as then a back brace would be in order.

But regardless a lot of people have slight cases of these in varying degrees so you should keep an eye on it with follow up X-rays done every 3 years or so says my doc.

But do the exercises as they strengthen those back muscles that hold your posture.
post #4 of 20
Yoga helps fix posture.
Stuff like sun salute, cobra pose, floor bow pose, locust pose will help.
post #5 of 20
post #6 of 20
Assuming you sit at a desk in front of a screen a lot you need to pull.

Row barbell or dumbbell
Deadlift
chinups
post #7 of 20
I saw an osteopath who started manipulations and had me stretch every day and start lifting weights. The general strategy included stretching out my chest muscles and strengthening my back muscles, although I've also had a lot of work done on my hips because my pelvis tilted forward excessively. After 6 years, my posture is now better than it's been since I was about 13, I've put on about 20-25 pounds of muscle, and I actually have back muscles. I recommend you see an osteopath who does manipulations, though recognize that the rest of the medical community looks down on osteopaths.

Edit: My back and hip pain, the reasons I initially went to the osteopath are also gone.
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post

Assuming you sit at a desk in front of a screen a lot you need to pull.
Row barbell or dumbbell
Deadlift

this. :)

post #9 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all of your responses and feedback. I saw a lot of workouts/exercises, does anyone have any experience on straps and aftermarket supportive gear that you can wear that might help? I have been working out the past 2 days. So out of shape shog[1].gifshog[1].gif
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by Pieceofsand View Post

Thanks for all of your responses and feedback. I saw a lot of workouts/exercises, does anyone have any experience on straps and aftermarket supportive gear that you can wear that might help? I have been working out the past 2 days. So out of shape shog[1].gifshog[1].gif
Start light, don't use straps and gear yet. Focus on form. Jump into the random health/exercise thread if you want tips on diet, exercise selection, etc.
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post

Assuming you sit at a desk in front of a screen a lot you need to pull.
Row barbell or dumbbell
Deadlift
chinups


Yes more back exercise will help but if you naturally slump you will just have a big back that's hunched.

post #12 of 20
What product could there be? Just be self-aware.

I started reading comics in high school and noticed the character's posture, so around 15-16 I began to emulate it. I'm 27 and still have great posture today because it's natural by now. It all started from a metal check when I would stand from a sitting position.
post #13 of 20

DON'T GET A BACK BRACE!  OH GOD, worst possible idea.  Getting a back brace will make your lumbar and thurrasic spine WEAKER.  Why would you want to do that?

 

Do some work trying to increase mobility in your back.  Lumbar circles, T-spine circles.  T spine glides both foreward to back, and side to side.  That will help loosen up your back a bit.

 

More importantly than any of that though, what kind of shoes are you wearing?  How much time you do spend sitting in front on a desk?  This will help me give you a better idea of what to suggest.  

 

People suffer from bad posture usually from a lack of spine mobility, as well as bad shoes.  If you have huge padded shoes, its putting your body into the wrong posture every time you stand up.  Being barefoot would probably help alot of this.  PM me if you like, and I'll explain it more.

post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post

What product could there be? Just be self-aware.

I started reading comics in high school and noticed the character's posture, so around 15-16 I began to emulate it. I'm 27 and still have great posture today because it's natural by now. It all started from a metal check when I would stand from a sitting position.

+1 make sure that you remember to check your posture threw out the day
post #15 of 20

me too...all day every day, need to get on that
 

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