Take a trip down memory lane and think about your mom telling you to stand up straight. How annoyed were you? Did you roll your eyes and storm out of the room like I did? I have to be honest and say that I thought my mom was full of you know what and had no idea what she was talking about until a boy I liked, Noah, told me I had bad posture. Now that was MY eye opening day!
So then I wondered, why CAN’T I stand up straight? Why is it so much more comfortable to slouch? So now that Noah said I had bad posture, I suddenly had the motivation I needed to stand up straight and I started trying, but it wasn’t easy and it was darn annoying.
Can you relate? Are you finally motivated to have better posture like I was because someone called you out or are you starting to have aches and pains because of your poor posture? Either way, at Functional Fitness Guru, our programs include a posture component so you will always get the maximum benefit from your workouts.
Here’s the problem folks – Be on high alert…. It’s not so easy because we spend most of our days leaning forward, day after day, week after week.
So our chest muscles become very short and tight and our back muscles become weak and over stretched. Our abdominals, now a pooch, get soft and mushy and our derriere gets wiggly. Then, we go the gym and take that bad posture into our exercise session. Don’t believe me? Watch a class doing squats. How many people are bent forward in bad posture trying to keep up with an instructor that is yelling out orders?
So, what are we to do? Are we to be stubborn as a buffalo and keep doing what we have been doing?
…Or, are we going to figure out how to practice what our mothers were preaching and finally get that model like posture?