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“If you keep doing that, it’ll freeze that way!” ~ Mom

Your mom was right. Only she should have been talking about your posture, not your face.

This is probably what you look like about 50-75% of your day – between being at the computer, driving, eating and slumping on the couch we’re way more neanderthal than we’d like to believe.

 

What can/should you do to counteract this? Two things:

  1. Strengthen your back with exercises like rows, pull-ups, and lat raises. That will help those muscles pull you back up to proper form.
  2. Stretch your chest with some of the exercises below. This might be even more important than the strengthening. Even if you build up your muscles in the back, if your chest muscles are holding you hostage in a forward position you’ll never stand up straight.

 

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