What is the perfect posture? And are you going to be pain-free?
I’ve come across a number of products recently and I wanted to show you one today or the version that I’ve mocked up of that product and whether it’s going to be useful or not alongside other bracing products.
Now, I’ve mocked up a version of my own which is essentially a figure eight shoulder strap so it goes around the shoulders and a long and is designed to keep somebody a lot more upright and stop them slouching in different positions.
My thought is:
- Motion is lotion and the next posture is going to be the best posture. What I mean by that is there’s no one posture that is going to be perfect.
- If you manage to retain a rigid position throughout the day, your body will get used to that rigid position and not be able to move very well.
- Whatever that position is if we’re quite a slouch forward through the day, our body will start to retain that position and lose the ability to move into positions that we don’t regularly use.
So, any bracing products should only be used for a short period of time in cases where it’s necessary similar to a crutch and knee brace of posture braves or that equipment that I showed you before.
It is designed to be used for the short term only, and when necessary to overcome a certain painful position or posture. While you’re overcoming that issue doing specific exercises and movements to improve that.
So, you don’t need it over the long term. Keeping in mind, there’s not one posture that is ideal.
The best posture is the next one because variable posture is going to be better than anyone position held for too long because rigid is not good either movement is a language of joints, the joints muscles, and all of the body parts.
Get moving because when we move, that’s what a provides the pump around the body. As long as we’re moving regularly through, full range of motion adding in some strength, training through that full range of motion, then we’re going to be much better off.
So, my advice is brace only when necessary for the period of time that it’s necessary. See a professional first to determine whether it’s suitable for you.
And while you’re bracing, if it’s necessary, then you’re doing this specific things to overcome the need to brace or control your movement and then what you should do either without the bracing, if it’s not necessary or following that is make sure you regularly move through your full range of motion as often as possible.
Including some strength training for that through, through that full range because your best posture is your next posture. Be variable.
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