YOU Have BAD Posture!!! (3 Signs and How To Fix Easily) [0:00:00] What comes to your mind when you see a soldier? Power?
Strength? Confidence? But, why? Is it just the uniform or is there something else going on? Gentlemen, as a former US Marine, I’m going to let you in on a little secret.
You see the key to appearing strong and confident, it’s not complicated, but it can be messed up. In fact, if you mess up, what I’m about to talk about you could look weak and insecure no matter how well-dressed you are. So, are you ready for it? The secret ingredient to attracting a beautiful woman, nailing that job interview, or giving a killer presentation. Gents, the secret is posture.
And, we’re not just talking any posture, we’re talking perfect posture. Standing up straight? Yeah, that’s one of the first things you learn in boot camp. You see, when you stand up straight, when you have perfect posture, there is a mindset shift that happens. A man with perfect posture, he radiates strength.
He oozes confidence. And the best part about all this is that you can get better posture fast. Now, to start things off, let’s talk about the difference between good and bad posture. So, what are the signs of poor posture? Forward head position, rounded shoulders, and anterior pelvic tilt.
So, now that we’ve identified bad posture, let’s now go step by step on how to bring in your body into proper posture.
First, pull your head back and tuck your chin in slightly. Roll your shoulders back and down. Activate your gluts to bring your pelvis into correct position. Proper posture will form a straight line from your ears to your hips.
Bad posture is a habit. It takes time and practice to overcome it. So now, let me share with you some easy ways to improve your posture permanently. First up, the wall method. If you’re having trouble understanding how good posture should feel, try standing up against a wall to practice.
Work from the bottom up placing your heels, buttocks, shoulder blades, and head against the wall to create proper alignment. Hold it for thirty seconds and you’ll notice instant improvement in your posture. Next up, we’ve got the stretch and strengthen method. Now, a common cause of poor posture is that certain muscle groups are being overly tight and others are overly weak. This pulls you out of proper alignment.
Tight muscles that often require stretching include chest, lats, and hip flexors. We often focus too much on sexy exercises like bench press and curls while letting our back muscles become weak destroying our posture over time.
An easy way to correct this imbalance is to add exercises like rows, band stretches, and dead lifts. Method three, manage our electronics. Now, we’re all guilty of it, but spending hours each day hunched over your computer, hunched over looking at your phone, this is going to kill your posture.
What you want to do is fix the problem by changing the way you engage with your electronics. So, when using your phone, bring it up to eye level instead of hunching over. When looking at your computer, again, bring the screens up or better yet, go to a standing desk. The reality is many of us have office jobs. We spend dozens of hours working at our computers, and this is what makes it so easy to slip into bad posture.
Combat this by changing your systems, change your environment, and take frequent breaks away from your screen to stretch or go for a walk. Seriously, taking five minutes to go for a quick walk, to do some stretching, to straighten your posture, guys, this, will do wonders for you.
A good rule of thumb is for every twenty five minutes you’re at your computer, take five minutes to walk and stretch. So, what video to watch next? Gents, check out this video, fifteen body language mistakes that are killing your confidence.
Guys, most guys are making these mistakes and they don’t even know it. [0:03:58] End of audio.