Good posture is essential for overall health and well-being. And Calisthenics is one of the best discipline to work on it!
However, many people tend to overlook the importance of mid-back posture alignment. The mid-back, also known as the thoracic spine, plays a critical role in supporting the upper body and protecting vital organs.
One of the most common causes of mid-back pain is poor posture.
When we slouch or hunch forward, we put undue stress on our mid-back muscles and ligaments. Over time, this can lead to muscle fatigue, strain, and pain. Improper posture can also affect our breathing, causing shallow breathing, chest tightness, and other respiratory problems.
A weak mid-back area will also lead to poor training results in the long run.
So here are some tips for improving mid-back posture alignment:
1. Sit up straight: When sitting, make sure to keep your back straight, with your shoulders relaxed, slightly retracted and your feet flat on the floor. Avoid slouching or leaning forward.
2. Stand tall: When standing, keep your back straight, your shoulders relaxed, and your feet hip-width apart. Avoid leaning to one side or shifting your weight onto one leg.
3. Move around: Avoid sitting or standing in the same position for too long. Take frequent breaks to stretch, walk around, or change positions.
4. Exercise regularly: Regular exercise will help strengthen the muscles that support the mid-back and improve posture. Focus on exercises that target the mid-back, such as rows, pull-ups, and shoulder blade squeezes (such as scapula shrug push ups).
Implement that drill in your routine. You can do it daily!
Calisthenics training will improve your posture long term!