Correcting Poor Standing Posture

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(a) Poor standing posture causes constant spine load and chronic contracture (A condition of shortening and hardening of muscles, tendons, or other tissue, often leading to deformity and rigidity of joints) of the erector spinae muscles causing muscular pain. (b) One approach for correction is to externally rotate the arms about the shoulders (stressing the thumbs out). (c) Correcting the posture with chin and shoulder retraction reduces the chronic muscle contraction reducing pain and building training capacity.

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