Exercises to Improve Your Posture

Some of my favorite exercises to improve posture

Pec stretch : My favorite pec stretch! Just lay on your foam roll long ways and bring arms out to the side to a place where you can just relax. Bonus- tighten the core to bring the lower ribs down to the foam roll, and you’ll get a deeper stretch, and some core work!

Pec stretch: My favorite pec stretch! Just lay on your foam roll long ways and bring arms out to the side to a place where you can just relax. Bonus- tighten the core to bring the lower ribs down to the foam roll, and you’ll get a deeper stretch, and some core work!

Chin Tucks : You can perform this sitting or laying down. Retract the head lightly and tuck the chin down. This helps stretch the suboccipitals and strengthen the deep neck flexors.

Chin Tucks: You can perform this sitting or laying down. Retract the head lightly and tuck the chin down. This helps stretch the suboccipitals and strengthen the deep neck flexors.

Serving Trays : Arms out to the side with elbows bent, squeeze shoulder blades together and open arms a little- the shoulder blade squeeze should be the part that opens the arms. Keep abs strong so that you don’t arch back as you squeeze the shoulder blades.

Serving Trays: Arms out to the side with elbows bent, squeeze shoulder blades together and open arms a little- the shoulder blade squeeze should be the part that opens the arms. Keep abs strong so that you don’t arch back as you squeeze the shoulder blades.

Wall Angels : Stand 6 inches from the wall, lean your tailbone, upper back and head against the wall. Tighten your abs (you don’t have to flatten your back to the wall, but bring the lower ribs onto the wall). Bring elbows and wrists to the wall and slight them up and down, keeping both elbows and wrists on the wall- and not letting your back arch off the wall. This helps loosen the chest muscles, and strengthen the deep neck flexors, rhomboids, and core.

Wall Angels: Stand 6 inches from the wall, lean your tailbone, upper back and head against the wall. Tighten your abs (you don’t have to flatten your back to the wall, but bring the lower ribs onto the wall). Bring elbows and wrists to the wall and slight them up and down, keeping both elbows and wrists on the wall- and not letting your back arch off the wall. This helps loosen the chest muscles, and strengthen the deep neck flexors, rhomboids, and core.