Most people today have poor posture and this usually includes too much flexion (or rounding) in the upper back, forward head posture and rounded shoulders.
Think Quasimodo in the Hunchback Of Notre-Dame (not a good look!)
This type of posture will decrease mobility (or movement) in the mid back and cause faulty movement patterns such as squating, bending lunging and twisting.
This will to lead to injuries as you put excessive loads through your joints and muscles through-out your whole body. Ever had back, shoulder or neck pain after a surf or training session?
This keeps physios, chiropractors, doctors, and surgeons very happy as you return to them again and again. Not to mention the drug companies who profit from your pain!
Correcting this posture will not only make you look better but will also help you perform just about any physical activity better with less chance of injury!
There are a lot of things we can do ourselves to create better posture including:
🔹Do the right type of back mobility exercises
🔹Spend less time sitting down and on our gadgets etc..
🔹 Do exercises that help strengthen the back muscles
🔹 Release the tight muscle that contribute to this type of posture such as tight abdominal and chest muscles
🔹Avoid exercises that contribute to this posture such as too many sit-ups
🔹Even cleaning up our diet and decreasing our stress levels will help.
Here are a couple of my go-to back mobility exercises that are used in my “12 Week Surf Strength Program’s”.
They’ll help correct bad posture, get you moving better, surfing better and looking great!
These “12 Week Surf StrengthProgram’s” have been specifically designed to help you spend more time in the water and surf at a higher level without breaking your body! 🏄🏻♂️
MOVE WELL, BE STRONG, LIVE LIFE!