Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness

Healthy Food Defines You
It is currently Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:40 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Posture
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:36 pm 
Offline
Manatee
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:08 am
Posts: 253
Location: Melbourne
Hey VBB&Fers,

So I have started going to the gym, I got a couple free PT sessions but didnt really gain anything specific for my posture.

My posture has been fairly bad even since I can remember, it is slouched. Not just sitting but even when standing and I would like to improve it.

I need to work on getting my shoulders back and chest out more.

Anyone know some really good resources?

I realise I could look on the net, but this community is better than random stuff :)

_________________
Just do it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Posture
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:06 pm 
Offline
Elephant
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:41 am
Posts: 2300
Location: Portland (SouthEast), OR
One way you can help your posture is by retracting your scapula when doing certain upper back exercises like lat pulldowns and seated rows. At the start of the movement, retract your scapula and the keep it that way while going through the motion.

Another thing you can do is develop your rear deltoids so that they can pull your muscles and alignment back into the proper form at rest. You can use the pec dec machine in reverse or use dumbbells and sit revers position on an incline bench to to some reverse flyes. Those are two of my preferred ways to train them,

Hope this helps!

_________________
Where do you get your protein?
http://www.VeganProteins.com

Joelk wrote:
But as long as people stay away from our cooler bags with our meals and not ask silly questions, we're all pretty tame


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Posture
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:23 am 
Offline
Stegosaurus
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:44 pm
Posts: 3473
- swimming regularly using the back stroke........incredibly effective

- yoga..loosens tight muscles, strengthen weak ones, makes it easier to stand up straight

- cylindrical pillow ( Google on "lumbar support role" ) between the small of your back and chair when you are sitting down. It makes it much easier to sit up straight.

- raise your computer monitor. Anytime you have to look up a little your posture will automatically
straighten

_________________

"The plural of anecdote is not data." (Roger Brinner)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Posture
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:18 am 
Offline
Manatee
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:08 am
Posts: 253
Location: Melbourne
Cheers guys, I have just given yoga a go with the girl. So unco haha, but will stick at it. Will make sure I raise my monitor tomorrow, mine are too low just thinking about it.

Will make tomorrows focus, my scapula movement at the gym!

Will update this thread if I remember with how my progress is going

_________________
Just do it.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron



{ ASACP_CREDITS }
{ ASACP_CREDITS }
{ ASACP_CREDITS } Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group