Perfect Posture Part 5
This is the final part of the Perfect Posture Series. If you haven’t read Parts 1-4, I encourage you to start there.
This final article may come off as a bit of a mixed bag. That’s because it is. The things in this article are all the things that didn’t fit well elsewhere but should be considered.
You wouldn’t think your arms play a big role in your posture, but they do. The way you carry your arms has downstream effects for the rest of your posture.
One of the most common postural imbalances today is Upper Crossed Syndrome. This posture is ubiquitous today, especially in younger populations. It comes largely from our lifestyle.
We use our hands for a lot of different things. In order to see what you’re doing with your hands, you must pull them in front of your face. This is done by flexing the pectoralis major muscle to pull the arms and shoulders anteriorly (such as using a phone). To look down at your phone you then flex your neck downward with the trapezius and scalene.