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The best exercise for a good posture

April 21, 2016 / 2 comments, on Yoga basics

Let’s be honest, there are of us who wouldn’t like a head-turning figure. That being said, one often overlooked area that affects how we look is our posture.

Good posture doesn’t just make you look slimmer, younger and help you portray a more self-confident persona, because it also makes your breathing easier, improves circulation and digestion.  A good posture maintains a healthier spine as well.

And the champion exercise for good posture is a hip hinge to move onto a deadlift. To do it right, you stand one foot from a wall, your feet hip-width apart. Pull your shoulders slightly back and then down away from your ears. Push your hips back, aiming to touch them as high up the wall as possible. Maintain the slight pinch in your mid-back throughout (around bra-strap level), so your back doesn’t change shape.

Squeeze your backside to return to standing.

Use light dumbbells or grab a barbell. You can add weights later on, after mastering the form.

Add this to your regular routine to see big changes in how you stand and sit.

Whenever it feels easy, move a centimeter further away from the wall. If you feel your lower back or neck, look down to the floor as you hinge back

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2 comments

    max20

    April 26, 2016

    Nice

    max20

    April 26, 2016

    If the deadlift is the queen, then squads are the king

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