The Benefits Corrective Exercise Santa Cruz CA

By Donna Wood

Correcting your posture is very important for maintaining your good health. The truth is that posture has more effects on your health than you think. Of course, some of your typical problems with posture are the usual back pains and neck pains. Some people with poor posture can also suffer from headaches. These health issues are only the tip of the iceberg, however, with the corrective exercise Santa Cruz CA, you can get quick and permanent pain relief.

Most clients that turn up for this extermination tend to have a biomechanical imbalance. That is, quite simply, that our bodies do not move exactly how they should. Poor posture, tight muscles, misaligned hips, the list goes on, so how do we know if we are doing an exercise correctly? Well, it's very simple, when you are training a muscle group, ask yourself, is that muscle group working the hardest when you are doing the exercise and are the support muscles secondary in the movement.

Well, first, you might want to try an exercise regime. Exercises are very important in improving your posture. What is great about the internet is that there are many different exercise programs out there that are affordable. There are even some posture correction software programs available that allow you to install on your computer either at home or at the office. These programs allow you to watch an exercise video on your computer and follow those exercises right there. A great thing for those of you who spend long hours at the office on an average work day.

For example, if you are doing a sit up (crunch) is your core engaged and do you feel your tummy muscles working? Or are your neck, shoulders and lower back doing more of the work. Depending on the individual's fitness and muscle imbalances will depend on their ability and position to perform this exercise.

For those of you who have that gut you are trying to get rid of, you definitely want to get rid of it. Your gut puts a lot of weight on your mid and lower back, affecting your posture as well. As your gut sags down, the weight of all that fat will pull your spine inward, causing to have back pains and even Sciatica pains.

If you do not have a swimming pool, take up walking instead. I think the secret to getting results from your exercises is to make it a part of your day, every day! Don't have time to schedule a regular exercise time? Make the most of opportunities that present themselves everyday. Park your car at the other side of the shopping mall and walk to the shops. Get off your bus the stop before you need to get off and walk to the next stop.

Walking, and doing simple exercises in a medium that gives resistance to all the muscles, making them work harder! This regular routine has allowed me to climb two flights of stairs without becoming breathless. Something I could not do prior to taking up swimming!

The same goes for a bench press. It's a very simple exercise in practice but very different in reality. The chest can be difficult to activate when attempting a barbell bench press. Arms, back, shoulders can all be used in this exercise leaving the chest the last muscle to activate. In some cases, I have had to put my clients in some quite unusual positions in order to get them to 'feel' their chest activating and then move into correct alignment gradually. As a result, I get much better results and eventually get my clients moving in the right way.

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