SOCIETY TODAY AND POSTURE

Fri July 10, 2015

POSTURE is an under-appreciated aspect of health you can do something about. Now’s the perfect time for a posture reality check. Begin working to improve  and start standing and sitting taller to look better and feel younger.”

FOUNDATION TRAINING can greatly improve posture.  The society we live in today is anteriorly dominant.  The front of our bodies are stronger or more dominant than the back of our bodies.

Humans have always fought the battle with gravity.  Gravity pushes against all of us everyday…that will never change.  What has changed is that humans do not move as much.  We stay sitting at a desk all day.  We are on a computer device all day long.  Kids carry 25 pound backpacks on their developing frame all day long.  It is nice in our country to have all the luxury, technology and convenience that we have…but it is making us lazy.  We do not use our brain like we used to or our bodies.

When I was a youth I knew all my friends phone numbers…I have an I phone now…I don’t have to remember anything.  As a kid so many of us walked to school…some quite a distance carrying a few school books.  Now, those back packs look like kids are gonna climb a mountain and be gone a week.  We have technology everywhere…we sit and work on computers all day every day… This folded position is wrecking havoc on our spine, our muscles, our necks and shoulders.  These continuous postural habits are going to catch up with everyone.

Couple our technological lifestyle with the forces of gravity…so many of us are destined to be bent over, develop adult scoliosis, have forward head syndrome, muscles weakness and joint pain.  So many of us will run to the doctor for relief.  You will get a shot, or a pain pill/muscle relaxer, or even a few weeks of therapy.  Wow…do people really think all these choices are going to fix years of poor habits?  Doctors help people with sickness…not poor posture and muscular weakness…and the pill he gives you won’t either.

Learn FOUNDATION TRAINING!  

Take a few sessions from a certified instructor.  Employers, offer FOUNDATION TRAINING at your business.  A FT workshop will be so beneficial for employees.  Coaches, have a FT instructor come in and teach the athletes proper stretch/strength techniques.  This will reduce injury and improve performance.  Seniors,  the seniors can improve balance, strength and mobility with FOUNDATION TRAINING.

Advil, cortisone shots, will not “fix” pain problems period.  Start taking care of your body…make some postural adjustments, lengthen and strengthen with FT…and in most cases you can manage your own pain issues.

Have a great day!

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FOUNDATION TRAINING IS A WAKE UP CALL

Mon June 8,2015

Here we are again on a Monday morning.  How many of us are waking up sore and tired from our weekend warrior activities?  How many of us are off to the gym this week to train our chest, biceps and quads?  How many of us will head off to our “desk” job and sit for most of the week?  How many ladies out there will high heeled shoes on all week?  How many of you have poor posture?  How many of you with back problems have been told to work on your core?

The point I am making from the above questions is how dominant we are in the front of our bodies.  The quads, chest, forefoot and biceps take the brunt of the workload in any given day.  Wearing a heeled shoe tips us forward loading the forefoot and quads.  We will make adjustments in most cases by arching the back…now we have extra forces on the discs.  Couple that with sitting at a desk…well this is a recepe for muscular imbalance and pain issues.

How many of you spend time…quality time on the back of the body?  This is where the most important muscles are.  The posterior muscles groups.  The body needs this group of muscles strong and flexible in order for them to do their job…which is to keep us upright, in good posture and balanced.

The term posterior chain refers to the series of muscles that include the low back, the glutes, the hamstrings, and even the calf muscles. Posterior chain exercises involve most, if not all, of these muscles in a chainlike manner.  Posterior chain exercises also contribute to a strong core. A common assumption is that the term core applies only to the abdominal muscles, but the low back, glutes, and even the top of the hamstrings are all part of the core as well. This back side of the core must also be developed and maintained.

If you are complaining that your back hurts or your shoulder hurts…chances are there is weakness in the back of the body somewhere.  That weakness is most likely coming from tightness in the front of the body.  This is what imbalance in the body is.   In most cases the front of the body is pulling the body forward couple that with forces of gravity pushing on us daily…no wonder so many people have back problems, disc degeneration, joints with worn out ligaments, and just overall compressed bad posture!

Learn FOUNDATION TRAINING!   The absolute best wake up call for posterior training there is.  The absolute best wake up call for you to learn about your body and how it works.  Once you gain a little knowledge about your postural habits…you can start to feel better.  FOUNDATION TRAINING is medicine, muscular work and therapy for the body all wrapped into one superb training technique.

It your body and your health.  The better you take care of your body…the better your body will work for you!

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