Bad posture and hunched shoulders can portrait a totally different picture of you even if you have a great body. You may look shorter than your actual height. Your stomach will look fat and you appear to be smaller than your actual height. Here you will find best workouts which will help you prevent hunched shoulders. Also these can help you to fix bad posture.
Why You Should Fix Hunched Shoulders and Bad Posture?
You must correct your body posture to avoid any possible health issues such as shoulder, neck and back pain. Your lungs will not be breathing in the air volume you need which will impact the Oxygen amount reaching your brain, heart and other body organs. Lower Oxygen supply (Hypoxemia) can lead to shortness of breath and heart problem.
Hunched or rounded shoulders may also result in misalignment of the spine and pinched nerve. You may also be experiencing headaches and pains in other part of your body.
Workouts to Prevent and Correct Hunched Shoulders and Bad Posture
These 6 workouts will not only help you to have better posture but also prevent hunched shoulders.
As with any workout, it is important to perform warm up stretches to avoid any injury. Similarly you should also do stretches to finish this better posture workout routine. You will need dumbbells and counter to perform these workouts. You should rest for about 15 seconds in between each workout.
The better posture workout is divided into three parts. First stretches to warm up. These 8 stretches will prepare your body to start the better posture workout.
Second part is the better posture workout that will help you stand tall and prevent possible hunched shoulders. There are 6 workouts in this routine each 45 seconds long. You take a break of 15 seconds in between each exercise.
Third and last part consists of stretches once again. There are 7 stretches to complete this workout. Here are some good tips to deal with sore muscles after workout.
1 Stretches to warm up
- Shoulder rolls 20 seconds
- Head Nods 20 seconds
- Head Turns 20 seconds
- Head Tilts 20 seconds
- Head Rolls 20 seconds
- Small Arm Circles 20 seconds
- Big arm Circles 20 seconds
- Toe Touch Reach 20 seconds
2 Toning Posture Workout
- Tripod Rows 45 Seconds each side
- Bird Dog 45 seconds
- Tripod Fly 45 seconds each side
- Modified Back Bow 45 seconds
- Up and Over Press 45 Seconds
- Bent Over Ventral Raise 45 Seconds
3 Stretches for Better Posture
- Front Arm Swings 20 seconds
- Toe Touch Reach 20 seconds
- Wall Chest Stretch 20 seconds
- Overhead Toe Touch 20 seconds
- Downward Dog 20 seconds
- Cobra Stretch 20 seconds
- Child’s Pose 20 seconds
Here are the video instructions for these better posture workout that will help you to prevent hunched shoulders.
Please do not skip the stretches and use the dumbbells weights with which you feel comfortable. You can start with 2-3kg dumbbells.
Here is another video of workout to fix your bad posture.
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