Shoulder Strength and Confidence in One Quick Exercise

posture upper body Jan 30, 2016
 

I love quick exercises that don’t require me to change into workout clothes or require a warm up of 20 minutes on the treadmill.

This is one of those exercises, that you can do anytime anywhere.  It will improve your posture, open your chest and strengthen your rotator cuff, which is...

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Let Your Shoulders Hang Free! Why Fitness Expert Tips Aren't Always Right

posture upper body Jan 16, 2016
 

A pet peeve of mine is fitness trainers overusing training tips. A big one that I’ve found is when they tell you to, “Pull Your Shoulders Down.” Although it is good advice, because of all the sitting and typing we do these days, you don’t want it to run your life. You...

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Squeezing Your Shoulder Blades: Why Too Much Can Be A Bad Thing

posture upper body Jan 09, 2016
 

Squeezing your shoulder blades together or pulling the shoulders back is something taught and retaught for every exercise we seem to do. Overdoing it can be a bad thing, so we should try and find some middle ground.

If you have a very round upper back (think hump) then you do need to think of...

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The One Shoulder Exercise That Dramatically Improves Your Posture

posture upper body Dec 12, 2015
 

If you have been following my previous blog posts, you’ll know that I’ve talked about posture on more than one occasion. That’s because how we hold ourselves most of the time, is how our body develops. It starts innocently with a habit. Whether it’s the overuse of...

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How to Correct Forwardly Rounded Shoulders

posture upper body Dec 05, 2015
 

Posture is at the top of the list of most people. We know how important it is to keep our alignment correct throughout the day, so we don’t start feeling achy and painful. Due to many hours sitting at the office, surfing the web, or checking our cell phone - our body develops in a certain...

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Strengthen The Back Of Your Shoulders

posture upper body Nov 29, 2015

We always seem to be in this rounded or hunched position all day and sometimes it seems we live our lives this way. It is really important to strengthen the muscles in the backs of our shoulders. If our muscles aren’t working for us, a simple reminder to sit up straight just won’t be...

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