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What The Corrective Exercise Santa Cruz CA Really Means

By Donna Wood

Getting to middle age rings alarm bells for all of us. The forty, fiftieth and sixtieth birthdays arrive unbelievably fast. We all wonder where the years have gone! We wonder too, why the firm well-shaped body has degenerated into a sagging abdomen, skin that stretching to the limits from overweight, and joints that complain whenever we get out of bed in the morning. But you dont need to worry anymore, the corrective exercise Santa Cruz CA is designed to take care of your needs.

So the question is then how can you correct your posture? Well, correcting your posture can be a slow process, especially if you've had poor posture for a long period of time. Especially if you have not paid attention to your posture from early on in life.

The best way to get rid of your gut is by doing sit-ups. Sit ups work by exercising your abdominal muscles which then get stronger and hold your gut in place. This will also give you that stellar abdomen that you have been dreaming about and lessen the weight on your spine.

Throw enthusiasm into vacuum cleaning. The hula-hoop you have for the grandchildren, try using it again! Take up dancing in one of its many forms is enjoyable, for not only the exercise but also the mental stimulation of other like-minded people.

For those of you who have that gut you are trying to get rid of, you definitely want to get rid of it. Your gut puts a lot of weight on your mid and lower back, affecting your posture as well. As your gut sags down, the weight of all that fat will pull your spine inward, causing to have back pains and even Sciatica pains.

What exercises to do I believe, depends on the individual, as in all things we are all different, with different capabilities. I like swimming after taking it up two years ago after an absence of 40 years from exercising. Swimming is gentle on the body, and best of all you do not have to be able swim.

When you are doing and exercise concentrate on activating the muscles that you intend to work and play around with your positioning until you find what works for you. If you are doing a chest press, your shoulders are taking the strain and you are in what would traditionally be the correct position, it's not the correct position for you so change it until you find what works, and work towards correct technique.

The same goes for a bench press. It's a very simple exercise in practice but very different in reality. The chest can be difficult to activate when attempting a barbell bench press. Arms, back, shoulders can all be used in this exercise leaving the chest the last muscle to activate. In some cases, I have had to put my clients in some quite unusual positions in order to get them to 'feel' their chest activating and then move into correct alignment gradually. As a result, I get much better results and eventually get my clients moving in the right way.

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