Correct Your Posture With a Simple Posture Correction Routine

Correct your posture to address your back pain.  Back pain can have a variety of effects on a person. Back pain has consequences that go deeper and more serious than just the physical misery of not being able to sit, stand, walk, or even take a few steps comfortably.

So what then is the cause of such a nagging inconvenience?

Simply said, poor posture is the cause. In other words, a large part of what causes back discomfort is how you stand, sit, or even lie down. Back pain is a direct result of slouching, stretching, or making rapid movements. Poor posture puts strain on the back muscles. In more severe circumstances, back pain may be joined by ancillary symptoms such as a sprain, ligament, and joint discomfort. Back pain may, in the worst situations, also be brought on by a slipped disk.

You can try a simple posture-correction routine when the back pain becomes intolerable and exercising is impossible due to the acute spasm.

Correct Your Posture With a Simple Posture Correction Routine

Correct your posture

Self-Myofascial Release

Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) is one of the finest strategies to improve and keep up a healthy posture. This aids in the release of adhesions or knots in your muscles that will cause that muscle to become tight. If we take the shoulder as an example, as these muscles tighten, your chest will start to tighten and your lats will start to round forward. The result of this is a rounded upper back or kyphosis. Upper Crossed Syndrome is caused by this. You will eventually begin to experience back pain when this happens.

So the first step to improving your posture is by starting with trigger points to start releasing the muscle. Once you do this, you will get more flexibility and a better range of motion.

Work Your Core Muscles

Working on your core muscles will help you improve your posture. Any muscles that are attached to the spine are considered core muscles. That is to say, returning to the example of the rounded shoulders, we will use SMR to relax the chest, lats, as well as the diaphragm or upper abs. The lower traps in this portion will then be strengthened so that the pulling tension at the front and the back is equal.

Strength Training to Correct Your Posture

You will begin the strength training portion after performing SMRs to loosen the muscles and core exercises to engage the core muscles. Your core muscles will begin to engage first because they have already started to contract as a result of your activation. The strength training portion will then resemble the secondary muscle movement in certain ways. This will cause those muscles to gradually begin pulling just as hard as your tight muscles, which will help you maintain excellent posture and prevent injuries.

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Rafael Ortiz

Corrective Exercise Specialist

Rafael has been in the health and fitness industry since 2006.  He is certified by the NASM & insured.

Areas of Expertise

Joint Pain Relief, Post-Rehab Personal Training, Posture Correction, Weight Loss, Nutrition, Strength Training, Core and Balance, Flexibility and Mobility, Muscle Gain, Posture, TRX, Functional Training, Myofascial Release, Cardiovascular Conditioning, Injury Prevention, Stress Reduction, Corrective Exercise, Golf