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Bad posture is a huge problem in this day and age.
We are addicted to mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. ‘I-posture’ is actually a thing now.
Our necks lurch out, our shoulders round forward, and we end up with a terrible hunchback.
Poor posture makes us look shorter and less confident.
As a man making his way through the world, that is the complete opposite of what we want.
We want a lean, powerful physique with a confident demeanour.
Losing fat and lifting weights is a powerful way to achieve this.
Good upright posture maximises our height (especially if we’re not already tall =/) and makes us look stronger and more dominant.
This has far-reaching effects, from being more attractive to women, to looking more intimidating to other men.
We are primates after all, and body language really does matter.
If you suffer from poor posture, here’s a quick prescription for you:
Do more horizontal rowing/pulling than you do pressing/pushing.
Most men do far more pressing than pulling movements.
This tends to cause imbalance around the shoulder (causing injury). It also makes the chest and shoulder muscles more dominant, leading to the rounded shoulder look.
To ensure this doesn’t happen, you need to do more pulling (i.e. cable rows) than pushing movements (such as bench presses or shoulder presses).
Rowing/pulling movements strengthen and build muscle in the upper back muscles (such as the rhomboids and rear delts) which help to counteract poor posture.
That means TRX rows, inverted rows, cable rows, barbell rows, DB rows, the list goes on.
Here are some common examples below.
Single arm DB row
Hope this helps guys
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