And I think it's something really special.
Gives me some similar results as yoga posture wise, but it takes me much less time.
Another benefit from foundation training is that you can do it literally anywhere. You don't need special equipment.
Besides better posture boost your CP, I notice that I naturally do breath holds when I do those foundation postures.
For lower back tension, it is the best thing I've ever done.
For upper back tension, it is quite good, but I think some other yoga postures can be more effective.
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Maybe we can write some posture manual here one day. I think this is one of the most important things health wise.
Something which helps me with upper back is this:
This is also some very good advice:Recently I received some new advice. "Hold your chest in front of your chin." No, you can't achieve it, but the attempt activates the right muscles for me. Sitting and standing. My shoulders naturally drop back, palms face inward, upper back straightens COMFORTABLY with that one movement. I also find myself breathing from my diaphragm without thinking about it, and the posture leaves me feeling energized rather than frustrated from trying to manipulate my shoulders into position. Try it if you struggle with your upper back.
Read more here: http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitnes ... tting.aspxmercola.com wrote:Starrett recommends a five-step series of body “reorganizations” or realignments, done in the following sequence:
1. Stand up with your with feet pointing straight forward or slightly inward.
2. In the interview Kelly recommends that we realign the pelvis by simply squeezing your butt tightly, we would like to add that this will be more effective for the majority of people if also told to internally rotate their feet 10-15 degrees (big toes slightly towards each other), roll feet to the outside of the arch and then try to pull the back of the legs together without the heels moving. This will allow the thigh and butt muscles to work together; the squeeze alone is otherwise less effective.
3. Create some tension in your core by slightly tightening your abdominals (this is not an extreme tightening – just to 20 percent of your max)
4. Correct your shoulder position by externally rotating (think of unscrewing) your shoulders and arms (rolling your shoulders back), which brings your shoulder blades closer together, your chest up and forward, and your thumbs pointing away from your body
5. While keeping your shoulders externally rotated, turn your hands back to neutral, so that your thumbs are now facing forward