We now live in a digital age where both young and old spend long hours on gadgets like laptops, tablets, and cellphones. We tend to slouch while using our gadgets, which damages our posture over time. Two of the most common problems for bad posture is the hunchback and rounded shoulders.
When you slouch, the muscles on your chest tightens. This causes your shoulders to rotate internally, pull your spine forward, and weaken your upper back muscles.
One of the most effective exercises for bad posture is the Close Grip Row. You will need a resistance band for this exercise. First, wrap the resistance band around a stable object, place it on chest level, extend your arms, then slowly pull in while squeezing your shoulder blades together. Check out this video for a demonstration of the Close Grip Row, as well as 4 more useful exercises to fix your slouch.
You can buy your own set of resistance bands from Resistance Bands Australia, which is the leading online Resistance Band retailer in the country. We deliver within mainland Australia (including Tasmania) and--get this!--the shipping cost is absolutely FREE.
Resistance Bands are effective tools for physical therapy, muscle toning and strengthening, weight loss, etc. It is portable and convenient to use, especially if you're usually out and about.
Our bestseller is the Ultimate Resistance Band System. This is a complete set that includes 7 resistance bands varying in weight, 2 door anchors, 2 sets on handles, 2 ankle straps, a carry bag, and (most importantly!) a Starter Guide.
If you prefer getting just a single resistance band first, that's all good! You can check our our whole product range HERE.
We want to be part of your fitness journey so feel free to contact us if you have questions about how to fix your posture with resistance bands, or whatever else you need help with! Call us at 1300 794 90 or chat with us on our website.