Improve Your Posture!
Rounded shoulders? Hunched over at work all day? Or potentially just want to improve your posture for aesthetic reasons?
If so, this post is for YOU!
Try one (or both) of these drills out to not only improve your upper back, scapula and shoulder strength, but also your spinal extension strength too (particularly in the swimmers)!
Few tips for each exercise:
1️⃣ - Incline bench Y,T’s: set your shoulders back and down + lift your chest up prior to raising the dumbbells, doesn’t have to be heavy weight here (even 3-5kg DB’s should do the trick!). Try not to let your shoulders hitch up towards your ears, and focus on gliding your scaps in towards your spine for each rep (particularly the T’s).
2️⃣ - Prone swimmers - great for improving shoulder mobility as well, only work through ranges your body will allow, keep your chest lifted up off the bench in order to work your thoracic extensors more. Have your tailbone tucked under to avoid any excessive extension through your lower back.
If you need help, reach out to our caring and friendly team at our Chatswood, North Sydney or Sydney CBD Physiotherapy Clinic. You’ll be glad you did!