You find it hard to sit up straight? This might be the reason why!

You find it hard to sit up straight? This might be the reason why!

We have spent so many hours over a computer or slouching that our bodies have forgotten how to sit up properly. You can teach your body to sit up straight with these exercises!

If you have forgotten how to sit up straight you might be suffering from synergistic dominance, but what is it?

We have spent so many hours over a computer or slouching that our bodies have forgotten how to sit up properly.

Synergistic dominance is best explained with the word compensation. If a muscle is not working in full capacity, other muscles will help perform the actions we ask them to do. This may cause other muscles to overload and result in pain, but there are some exercises you can do to help overcome this condition.

Posture exercises

Glute bridges

Glute bridges

To do glute bridges, lie on your back and place your feet flat on a mat or the ground, place your arms at your sides and lift your hips toward the ceiling, then as you exhale lower back down.

Dead bugs

Dead bugs

Lie on your back, bend your knees and lift your legs up at a 90-degree angle, lift your arms to the ceiling and lover your opposite arm and leg to the floor –don’t let your back arch off the ground.

Isometric rows

Sit in a chair with a soft back, then bend your arms facing each other, exhale as you draw your elbows back into the chair behind you and squeeze your shoulder blades together –hold the position for 10 seconds and inhale and repeat.

These exercises will help you have a good posture and develop strength and flexibility!

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Nick Connelly

Though he spent most of his time on camera, covering major sports events, Nick’s life-long dream was to become a sports columnist. Today, Nick researches and covers workout routines, exercise-related tips and tricks and sports diets. In need of an effective training routine? Look no further than Nick’s articles.+ info

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