We are all aware of the benefits that proper posture can give to our physical, mental and psychological well-being. It can also make us less susceptible to injuries as well as lessen the risk of having back and shoulder pain in the future. A neutral posture is also considered as having a good and proper posture. In other words, this posture is neither good nor bad as it can also help minimize injuries and severe back problems later on.
A neutral posture position is a position in which your back is straight when you sit down or stand up and also with your chest out and chin up. Perhaps you have heard of this position since you were a kid. However, as you get older, you tend to neglect your posture. So, here are a few physical exercises that may help you have the posture that is good for you and for your health.
Reverse Fly Reverse fly exercise is ideal for developing the upper back and shoulders to enable you to have neutral posture. You can do this exercise while sitting down. lying face down on a workout bench and also standing up. When doing this exercise, a dumbbell or elastic bands are used. While doing this exercise, several muscles, including your rotator cuff and rhomboid muscles, are used to relax tight shoulder and back muscles.
Bent Over Row To achieve neutral posture position, you need to develop your trapezius muscle. This muscle, as the name implies, is shaped like a trapezoid and can be found on the neck and upper back area. It supports the shoulders and arms. This kind of exercise is actually good for developing this essential muscle. This exercise can be done in several variants such as two-arm barbell, one-arm barbell, two-arm dumbbell as well as one arm dumbbell.
Lat Pull Down For you to achieve neutral posture, you need to do the lat pull down exercise. Your latissimus dorsi muscle is strengthened during this exercise. This muscle is the largest muscle found on your back. This exercise is performed with a lat pull down machine. If this type of exercise is done properly, you will be able to get a neutral posture position in no time.
Doing correct exercises can help you keep neutral posture. Moreover, there are desks and chairs ergonomically designed to give you neutral posture position. Search through websites that offer these products.