Posture - STABILITY BEFORE MOBILITY!!

  • The ideal skeletal alignment used as a standard is consistent with sound scientific principles, involving a minimal amount of stress and strain and is conducive to maximal efficiency of the body.
  • Ideal alignment must exist during exercise to achieve optimal recruitment for muscle development and to develop motor patterns that support long-term joint function!
  • Side View

    1. Head: Neutral position, not tilted forward or back.
    2. Cervical Spine: Normal curve, slightly convex anteriorly.
    3. Scapulae: Flat against upper back.
    4. Thoracic Spine: Normal curve, slightly convex posteriorly.
    5. Lumbar Spine: Normal curve, slightly convex anteriorly.
    6. Pelvis: Neutral position, anterior superior spines in same vertical plane as symphysis pubis.
    7. Hip Joints: Neutral position, neither flexed nor extended.
    8. Knee joints: Neutral position, neither flexed nor hyperextended.
    9. Ankle Joints: Neutral position, leg vertical and at a right angle to sole of the foot

    Proper Alignment

  • Stretch low back muscles, if tight.
  • Stretch hip flexors, if tight.
  • Strengthen hip extensors, if weak.
  • Strengthen abdominals with posterior
  • Seated Posture

    Exercises to improve posture

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