Here’s an easy, simple strengthening strategy to get long, strong torso muscles.
We often fall into the habit of having a weak, collapsed forward posture. This simple strengthening tip will help you get tall, straight and strong.
You can do this sitting and do this on your back in bed or on the floor.
Lift your arms over your head, stretching as far as you can.
Exhale, and stretch even farther.
Relax a little, but keep your arms up.
Inhale, exhale, stretch a little farther again.
As you stretch up, the muscles around your ribs, abdomen and back are getting stronger. When they are stronger, they will help you stand tall and proud, not slumped forward.
It’s much healthier for your whole body to be straight. Being straight avoids a lot of pain and problems.
When you do this sitting down, it takes your legs out of the mix, in case they are throwing your posture off.
When you do this in bed or on the floor, it takes gravity out of the mix. Now gravity is working with you, instead of against you.
In addition, re-learning how to keep your shoulder blades tucked in closer to your spine will help. You can read about that in one of my other articles.
If this is difficult for you to do sitting, then start off on your back in bed.
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