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Does optimal posture change depending on the speed of a run?

So for some time I had incorporated approximately 1 hour run into my workout during which I covered 10~12 km. Since I was running on a threadmill with a constant elevation (2~2.5) I was adviced to run ...
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Does training a muscle make it tighter or constantly contracted in its resting state?

It’s often said that training X muscle more than its antagonist(s) will result in a postural imbalance in favor of the more trained muscle. Common examples people say: Training the chest muscles too ...
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Run up stairs with high frequency or walk two steps at a time?

I'm training for a 6km run with 450m ascent. At the end there are irregular trail-stairs that make up the last 100m ascent, afterwards it's just a 100m flat before the finish. As I was very tired when ...
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forward sled push: upright back vs leaning

So, I'm a bit confused by the correct way to perform sled push. In particular, whether it's best to keep your back upright, with arms bend in elbow, hands almost aligned with the body, or lean it as ...
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What exercises are good for improving shoulder posture?

I’m primarily interested in rectifying my posture so that my shoulders don’t curl inward toward each other, my sternum and my centre chest. It’s been suggested that I must strengthen my rotator cuffs ...
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Anterior pelvic tilt. If not abs or glutes, what else may be weak?

I believe I have reasonably strong abs and glutes (I hip thrust a pretty decent weight, I think). Despite that, my anterior pelvic tilt is quite conspicuous. What else may be the problem? I'm not sure ...
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Strengthening lower traps

In recent months Ive been focusing on strengthening my lower traps, as the left one is especially weak (a number of PTs have pointed this out). I've mainly been focusing on exercises like: Banded ...
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Crossing Legs and Scoliosis

I have mild scoliosis on my upper (thoracic) spine that looks like a C (opening to the right). I also happen to like crossing my legs. Crossing the legs obviously introduce some asymmetry to the ...
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Do lat pulldowns / pullups help to improve posture?

If you have rounded shoulders / a scapular anterior tilt... will doing things like pull-ups/downs help to fix it? I've read mixed opinions on this topic so it's hard to know what to believe. Some ...
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What sports / hobbies would strengthen the lower traps?

I've had a number of physio appointments for my winging scapular, and have mostly been given exercises for my lower traps and serratus anterior. I've now been told I'm okay to self-manage. The ...
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How can I tell the difference between bad ergonomics and weak muscles?

I'm 50 and I've always struggled with bad posture, although I've never really had any negative symptoms other than looking bad. But I know that posture and core strength are supposed to be important ...
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How can I train just one side of the neck?

I'd like to find some correct and efficient excercises to train and develop just one side of the neck. I've played Tennis for several years and my neck is lightly asymmetric; my right side is more ...
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Is this yoga rod/pilates stick exercise helpful to get better posture?

In a video, I saw this exercise in the image. You should do for 15 minutes daily to get a straight posture. Is this a legit exercise? I couldn't find anything about it on the internet and I fear it ...
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Sitting on the floor instead of in a chair

I work on the floor, with my back against a couch. I have a computer in front of me on a coffee table. Whilst working on the floor I will do things like the splits, and various other yoga-like ...
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Does Lumbar roll for back support do anything? [closed]

Does keeping a lumbar roll behind ones back when sitting on a chair good for your back?
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Workout to fix kyphosis/neck

This has been loosely answered before, but when I look this up online, I get a mix between exercises made for a 70 year old senior to improve shoulder mobility, and other articles that have a big ...
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Why do I feel comfortable with a round back rather than a straight one?

I'm a person whose average sitting hours are 8-9 hours so I believe I've a weak back. If I sit on the floor, why do I feel comfortable to round my back rather than sit with my back straight. If I try ...
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What activities are good for your posture?

I'm looking for fitness related hobbies that are good to counteract a typical rounded-shoulder / desk posture. I spend a lot of time at a desk (even more so since the lockdown started) and it causes ...
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Prolonged sitting is bad; so is prolonged standing. But what about regularly shifting between the two?

Prolonged sitting is bad, the same goes for standing. Okay, how about regularly shifting between the two by some given intervals, is that still bad?
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What health risks do shoulder bracing posture correction devices present?

I've recently seen a slew of products which brace your shoulders back to correct your posture passively. An example can be seen in the photo below. There are many devices and they're in the same form ...
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Getting more elastic

I think that my spine is not as straight as it should be and also when I bend forward I cannot touch my toes, as far as I can reach is only just below my knees. I want to start going to the gym to get ...
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How to correct muscle imbalance in front half vs back half of my body

I have a 9-5 desk job and also spend large parts of my free time sitting down. Whilst a small change in this direction is possible a large part of it isn't practical and therefore an answer such as, ...
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Posture and appearance [duplicate]

5’11, 140lbs male. Rounded and lowered shoulders, rounded upper back, slightly forward neck. Light Scoliosis and moderate pectus carinatum. Fall asleep on side, then sleep on stomach. Many hours ...
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Back Brace for Posture?

I checked out this post about what to do about bad posture. I am basically sitting on my computer or writing most of the day. Other than regular muscle exercise, I was wondering if anyone knew of ...
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Do I need to squeeze my back when I am doing overhead(military) shoulder press?

I love overhead(military) shoulder press that activates my shoulder. But I've found a problem: If I don't squeeze my back when doing overhead(military) shoulder press, my left shoulder kind of ...
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Should I use chair armrest or not?

I am planning to remove the armrest of my chair because of it I cannot increase the height of my chair as it hit's the table. Is it really effective to use chair armrest?
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How is she aligning the hips?

I don't understand how do you move your hips out of socket: https://youtu.be/CaFou7EqRrw?t=3m34s She's saying she's: Moving the hip socket forward Moves the leg up and down Moves the hip back How ...
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Which mimimum set of resistance exercises should I do every day to offset the effects of sitting at work?

I am looking for a simple resistance training program that will offset the adverse effects of sitting on my muscles and posture. Taking a look at this figure: I see that I must strengthen the glutes ...
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Sleeping with pillows under legs to correct anterior pelvic tilt [closed]

I'm trying to correct my anterior pelvic tilt (APT) which is a result of bad sitting posture / prolonged sitting. Because our body adapts to the positions in which we fix our muscles, and one period ...
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Correcting rounded shoulders by adjusting sleeping position, arms going numb [closed]

I suffer from rounded shoulders and a slightly forward neck due to bad sitting posture and anterior pelvic tilt which has shortened my hip flexors causing my upper back to compensate by hyperkyphosis. ...
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I can't figure out which muscle is weakest/tight

So I'm a female, age 26, height about 5'5', weight about 116-119 pounds, no medical conditions, no medication, was active in sports and regular exercise from age 11-16. I have a few problems which ...
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Movement for Good Morning vs. RDL

I'm rehabbing a pulled hamstring, so I'm doing weight lifting for the first time, on the instructions of the physio. She has me doing both "Good Mornings" and "Romanian Deadlifts". It seems like the ...
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Is cycling good or bad for lumbar hyperlordosis?

From Wikipedia about Lumbar hyperlordosis: Commonly known as swayback, it is common in dancers. Imbalances in muscle strength and length are also a cause, such as weak hamstrings, or tight hip ...
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Skinny 141lbs 5'10" with bad posture and belly pouch [duplicate]

Last month i've noticed how my belly is getting bigger and it's just adding to my body problems. Is there something i can do to correct/fix my posture and belly at home or is going to the gym ...
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Best way to fix rounding shoulders? [duplicate]

I recently started a programming job and have notice my shoulders have started to round. I try to sit with good posture but my posture breaks after a certain time and I don't notice it. I workout 5 ...
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Should maintaining neutral sitting posture be tiring for someone trying to fix anterior pelvic tilt?

I have a significant anterior pelvic tilt, which is problematic because it has resulted in lower backpain. I've decided to fix this problem by doing the necessary exercises and maintain a good ...
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Can chiropractor really fix lateral pelvic tilt? [closed]

I have a lateral pelvic tilt (left hip up, right down, upper body turned toward the right side, left shoulder seems down) I had this issue recently (I'm grown up with symetric pelvis) because (im not ...
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Really Bad posture now hurting me whats the best solution?

Hi i am 17 year old and have been using computers since age of 11. I had bit lower back pains but never bothered to inquire about it. I have sat most of my life and now i am 17 since 2 years my back ...
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Purpose of rectus abdominis training

It looks like the rectus abdominis plays a role in posture and contributes a bit towards increasing intra-abdominal pressure (IAP). Also, it is used for trunk/lumbar flexion as well. However, what ...
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Most efficient way to stand?

A question out of curiosity. What's the best way to stand in one place for a long time, say an hour? "Best" in terms of energy consumption; but mainly ankles, knees and muscle fatigue. Stand evenly on ...
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Good Standing Posture Without Thinking About It

When I am standing or walking, and thinking about something other than my posture, I exhibit a bit of lumbar hyperlordosis, a fair amount of thoracic kyphosis and a bit of forward head (both my ...
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How to lie down on your back properly during Yoga?

If you know about Yoga, then you know we have to lie on our back during Uttanpadasana (Raised Foot Pose). I do this comfortably. But I'm doubtful if I'm lying down properly or not. How I lie is in ...
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How do I sit properly and why? [closed]

I’m trying to follow the advice from the following video and sit up straight and sit on my sitting bones. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkDNMuG46kk I feel the muscles on the sides of my lower ...
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Abdominal breathing vs proper posture

I am having trouble "reconciling" having a proper posture while doing abdominal breathing. If I understand correctly, proper posture should involve pulling the abdomen in, among other things, while ...
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Right abs are more worked (and possibly poor posture), how can I correct that?

Recently I've been jogging and working my arms with some exercises. Although I feel both legs and arms more or less equally tired I also feel I have much more strength with my leg and right arm. I ...
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How effective are standing desks?

How effective at improving flexibility/posture/fitness/general health is using a standing desk instead of a sitting desk?
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Can posture braces help strengthen muscles?

Lately I have been trying to correct my bad posture (curved shoulders and anterior pelvic tilt). Among all the possible solutions I found, the most common were the stretches and other exercises to ...
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Help with my posture please? [closed]

My posture is really bad. I believe that I have upper-cross syndrome. (I think that is what it's called?) I have searching the web and YouTube but nothing seems to help with my posture. When I do try ...
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Should the calves be tense when standing still?

I'm becoming more sensitive to my balance and trying to feel an equal weight on both feet while squatting and hip hinging. I've noticed that in the very basic standing position, my left calf (...
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Wide-grip pull ups or bent over rows for correcting computer posture?

I would like to use one of these exercises to help strengthen my back, in conjunction with stretches in my chest and shoulders to help correct my rolled forward shoulders ('computer posture'). Of ...
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