This week we’re sharing information all about posture – what makes good posture and strategies to understand and correct poor posture.
As trainers, we’re always ensuring clients are in good positions when performing their exercises. The reality is they should be in good postural positions pretty much all the time.
A really good introduction to posture, explaining why so many of us have poor posture, what benefits there are to good posture, ways to go about keeping good posture and some corrective exercise ideas. Nothing ground breaking but an excellent place to start.
We wanted to share this mainly because people love infographics and if you have clients who really don’t see why you’re fussing about them pulling their scapula back and down all the time, or making sure their feet are facing forwards as they walk, this is a great link to share. They include more reasons as to why you should stop using bad posture, what causes bad posture, a quick posture test, best positions and ways to improve your posture.
A short take on what posture is and how to improve it, looking at it from a more historical and anthropological perspective, with just one significant piece of advice: antevert the pelvis.
Well worth the two minutes it takes to read.
John Izzo takes us through how to spot an environment for joint dysfunction by looking at static and dynamic postures. He uses four different easy to identify types of clients you might come across with various postural issues as exaggerated examples of the sorts of things you should be looking for, and what mobility and strengthening work they might need.
Strategies for Correcting Bad Posture
This is an excellent four part, 16 point series of strategies for correcting bad posture from Eric Cressey. It starts simple but quickly gets more nuanced as the blogs progress, suggesting ideas to help with postural issues throughout the body.
It helps that Eric has included a number of videos to either help show postural and movement issues, or to help you better understand the corrective exercises suggested. A thoroughly recommended read.