Are all those hours working at your desk taking a toll on your posture? Check out your side profile… is your head pushed a bit forward or are your shoulders starting to curve inward? Posture is an important component of a healthy body. As we age, building and maintaining our foundation is vital to the way we feel and the way we see ourselves.
Working out and muscle tone are obviously very important. But just like any other system we must find balance – I’m not talking about standing on one leg type of balance or even the ‘don’t overdo it’ balance. What I want to address is the balance of each muscle, and the shoulder in particular today. On the shoulder we have muscles on the front and on the back. Many of the exercises we do and movements throughout the modern day are strength training by focusing on pushing and pulling weight forward. These are great for toning arms and the front deltoids but by strengthening of one side and ignoring the other creates this imbalance and ‘shoulder slump’. Over time it can also shorted the muscles of the neck, and I know you want that long lean neckline.
So lets get to the good stuff – what exercises beat the curve and help reverse that slump?
Let’s start by working the opposing muscles on the back side of the shoulders.
This video shows a 4 easy exercises you can add into your day. Take a 3 minute break before lunch to do some Wall Slides & what he refers to as No Money’s (I prefer to think of them as Opening to Abundance)