8 Exercises To Straighten Up – Part 2

Improve your posture with exercises for your core. Make it a little bit challenging and small euquipment to mix it up with body weight exercises. Resistance bands are a great way to build your strength without overloading your joints. They can simply be taken with you where ever you are. Which makes them perfect for a home workout.

The first part of this series of ‘improve your posture’ exercises can be found HERE

Exercise No. 5 – Reverse Flys

Start in a staggered stance, cord anchored in front of you.

Face towards anchor, hold extended arms to side.

Keep your core engaged, upper body stable, exhale and pull extended arms to side.

Exercise No. 6 – Overhead Press

Start in a staggered stance, cord anchored behind you. Face away from anchor, keep hands at chest/ shoulder level.

Keep your core engage, exhale and extend arms overhead. Press slightly angled towards the ceiling, in extension of your torso.

Exercise No. 7 – Diagonal Low High Pull

Start in a staggered stance, cord anchored in front of you.

Face towards anchor, hold one extended arms high, one extended arm low.

Keep your core engaged, upper body stable, exhale and pull both arms back.

Exercise No. 8 – Triceps Kick-Backs

Start in a staggered stance, cord anchored in front of you. Face towards anchor, bend your hips and lean forward in a hip hinge movement. Keep your core engaged and your torso stable.

Press both handles back by extending your elbows.

Kick back the cord, and slowly release it back to the start position.

Gradual Build Up

Repeat each exercise for at least 10 times. Begin with 2 rounds of exercises No. 5-8 and gradually work your way up to completing 3 rounds with 15 repetitions.

Once you have safely built up your strength and coordination, try a round of all exercises, from No. 1-8. Begin with 1 round of 10 repetitions. Again, over time build up your strength to complete 3 rounds of 15 repetitions.

Having good posture is about more than looking good. It helps you to balance strength and flexibility in your body.

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