Feeling like you have rounded shoulders especially after long days at a desk or computer, lots of driving or sports that enforce this position? I know we have all felt like this sometime or other. If anatomical position is defined as an erect stance with arms to the side and palms facing forward, how does yours look? To help rotate those shoulders/arms and hands back into this position try this elbow table-top position for 6 weeks twice a day for 60 seconds. This may help you decrease shoulder, upper neck or upper back pain as well as help increase the efficiency of your breathing since this may help reduce the slumping forward posture.
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Notice how when you first get in 0ne of the positions below that your shoulders naturally want to roll forward. This is where you will have to really focus on rounding your shoulders back, placing your shoulder blades back into their pockets and really press your chest out. To get a little extra stretch look diagonal to both left and right to stretch out the neck muscles if needed and tight.
I personally like the one where your feet are elevated as it seems a bit easier and especially if you have the curve in your low back.
Even after the 6 weeks are up of incorporating this into your daily routine you may decide to keep doing once daily or amp up again as needed. It can exist in your self-care tool-box.
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Tonya Tittle, M.S., ACSM, LMT, TPI Level 1
Energy Fitness /Owner/Dir. of Training
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898 N. Hwy 25 Bypass
Greenville, SC 29690 (Travelers Rest area)