It’s Fri-yay! Before we get this weekend started, we need to get our muscles firing. So now that a lot of us are still working from home, let’s talk about a working posture tip. Remember, your body conforms to the positions you spend the most time in. If you are are slumped over all of the time, your body will eventually become this position. This means you will have the classic rounded upper back, forward rounded shoulders, and forward sticking out neck. This is a good look for no one.
Here is a tip, don’t use your back rest. When most people use their back rest they tend to round forward and hang out in the slumped position. When you use your back rest your core muscles don’t have to work and do their job as your back rest is taking over for your core muscles. Over time this leads to “weak” core muscles and you lose the “connection” with these muscles, making your back and midsection a sloppy mess. Ditch the back rest. Have fun today!
Equipment needed: 1. Padded Mat (optional). Let’s get your spine moving like it should be moving! Today we are working on the flexibility, mobility, and stability of your t-spine aka your upper back and shoulders.
We are starting off with a movement to get every muscle in and around your spine moving well and activating properly. The key with this movement is to focus and put your “brain” in to each one of these small muscles that attach into your spine. We are then working on a movement to stretch out and activate your t-spine rotation. Your goal is to rotate as much as possible, while continually trying to push further. Try not to just “hang” out in this position, make it active. We are finishing up with one of our favorite movements for the shoulders, called reverse snow angels. Your goal with this one is to keep your arms and hands high, and keep your shoulders blade aka scapula muscles firing.
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