Recently I had some neck and shoulder pain and my physiotherapist said it is because my monkey-like posture developed from using laptop for too long. Among other things he recommended some exercises to strengthen the lower part of my trapezius muscle. The problem with his exercise is that it is horribly boring (consists of lying on the floor on my front and lifting my arms in a specific way). I have to do gzillion series to actually feel the muscle.
So I am looking for
- A better exercise I could do in the gym for the lower trapezius (I read somewhere that rowing would be good - is it correct?)
- A general set of exercises to tackle the monkey posture issue
My current fitness level is rather low because of very young children not leaving me time for training. I am planning to get back to it though!