Proper Standing Posture Is Practically an Endangered Species, Negatively Impacting Health
To spot a human being exhibiting proper standing posture—or at least very close to it—is akin to seeing an endangered species in the wild. You see, human beings are standing all wrong, and this is purely a symptom of suboptimal joint alignment and poor posture along with weak muscles. Along with all this comes compensation, limitation, functional loss and chronic pain in the body at various stages of a person’s life, and this entire health narrative negatively impacts one’s quality of life in monumental ways.
The good news is that those committed to achieving peak health can put their body back to its original position through embracing a Posture Exercises Method practice. Posture Exercises Method routines may account for the bulk of your physical activity for robust health.
A Posture Exercises Method Practice Is the Key to Restoring Proper Standing Posture and Proper Sitting Posture, Giving You a Body Equipped to Handle Modern Living
I embraced a practically daily posture exercises practice starting in April 2010 and have not missed a single day of practice since September 2016. My Posture Exercises Method practice ensures I’m sound physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually for the day ahead and the following days. I feel too fantastic to ever want to miss a day of practice and, resultingly, have a day that’s less than stellar. I’ve made the commitment to myself to do my posture exercises every day for the rest of my life.
My Posture Exercises Method is suited for young and wise folks as well as folks leading sedentary lives all the way to superstar athletes wanting to get a leg up on their competition. It scales for folks who have only 15 to 20 minutes a day and those with the eye of the tiger and wanting to put in 40 to as much as 60 minutes a day. My Posture Exercises Method is more effective than traditional physical therapy, yoga, pilates as well as chiropractic and massage treatments when it comes to lasting pain relief and improving peak performance, based on my longtime experience and feedback clients have shared with me over the years. There are two key reasons for this: The Posture Exercises Method is designed to address the cause(s) of chronic pain, and its exercises are designed to fix the problem(s).
My Posture Exercises Method is designed to address your body’s needs, and the exercise routines I personally build for you are designed to help you awaken and strengthen weak posture muscles. My Posture Exercises Method builds nicely, with each session taking clients farther along their course of healing their bodies from pain symptoms, recovering function and stirring up a wonderful sense of satisfaction that they’ve done the work in getting their lives back! A Posture Exercises Method practice, supplemented with some cardio exercise such as intense calisthenics, walking and/or sprinting, may fulfill all your body’s requirements for physical activity.
Proper Standing Posture: Zooming out from a World of Selfies
People have taken more photographs in the past 10 years, I would wager, than they have in the previous two centuries since the invention of the first camera. All this posing, all this endless pointing and shooting, and few ever look at the position of their bodies. Instead, people are concerned with their look, and what’s underneath this is whether they see confidence in their expressions. Before looking at the position of some bodies, I first want to present the gold standard of proper standing posture, or correct standing posture. Let’s have a look at Roger Posture.
With Roger Posture, do you see how the body’s eight load-bearing joints—the shoulders, hips, knees and ankles—all line up vertically? Do you also see how each set of joints is stacked horizontally? If I were to draw lines up and down and across Roger Posture’s major joints, I’d wind up with 90-degree angles, like a tic-tac-toe board.
Roger Posture represents the perfectly aligned body, demonstrating optimal joint alignment and posture. This is a body whose posture muscles are strong and engaged, the way they should be.
Below, we’ll have a look at the joint alignment and posture of several individuals from stock images. Observe how these people’s bodies fall in comparison with the red lines, drawn at the midline, between their heels. Notice the wide and narrow stances (one-and-a-half fists, or 4 to 6 inches of separation, is ideal for most adults) and everted feet. Also look for elevated hip joints and depressed and rounded shoulders, among other posture deviations.
Practically everyone alive shifts their weight because they simply cannot exhibit proper standing posture. You can easily see this play out when standing in line the next time you go shopping. Folks will shift their weight to the left and then to the right, pivoting their free foot so that only the toes are on the floor. Folks will also hunch over their shopping carts, hanging on for dear life because they just cannot bring themselves to stand up straight without fidgeting or moving their bodies for more than a single moment. You can also see this happen by paying attention to a person standing in front of you the next time you have a conversation on your feet.
Finally, tune in to what your body is doing while you’re standing. Are you exhibiting proper standing posture? If you’re honest with yourself, chances are that you are not. If you want some evidence, grab a pair of well-worn shoes from your closet. Do the soles look uneven, with one shoe showing more wear, especially in the heel area? Think about what this means for how you’re using your body. The imbalances must be corrected by tackling the causes.
The big question to you is: Are you concerned about your inability to exhibit proper posture? Poor joint alignment and posture affects every system in the body, from the cardiovascular, digestive and immune to the metabolic, nervous and respiratory systems. If you want to experience absolute joy in your body when you sit, stand, walk, run and exercise today and for the rest of your life—and gain elevated confidence for a selfie-obsessed world—you’ll benefit mightily from launching your own Posture Exercises Method practice.
Even All-Time-Great Athletes Don’t Exhibit Proper Standing Posture, Magnifying the Severity of the World’s Posture Problems
LeBron James’ basketball prowess is legendary, and some rank him as the greatest basketball player in NBA history. He’s played in an astounding eight straight NBA finals. I wonder what this man would be capable of if his joint alignment and posture were reflective of human beings’ design position. Check out King James’ very wide stance and everted feet. These shorts hang low and lighting is dark, but I’d bet his femurs, knees and tibias are turned outward. One of LeBron James’ tasks is to run the floor as quickly as possible, and if he’s supposed to run straight forward, how can a man with turned legs and feet run efficiently? When you think about it, every step LeBron James takes is at odds with what he’d like for his body to do. Which is to say move with maximum efficiency so he perform as well as possible. His ability is hampered by a misaligned body and poor posture, making it impossible for him to reach his peak performance level.
When athletes such as LeBron James are injured, we often hear about their grueling schedule and the demands of physical contact. Almost no one talks about how athletes’ bodies, despite being strong in some muscles and capable of tremendous endurance tests, aren’t suited to prevent and relieve pain as well as for peak performance. Many athletes cannot do the posture exercises I do day in and day out. Their bodies are just not functional.
Michael Phelps is the most-decorated Olympian in history. He holds scores of swimming records and electrified Americans and the world over during his string of Olympic competitions. What if I told you that this man could’ve smoked his competition even more, setting records that might stand for 100 years or possibly all time? Many have heard about Michael Phelps training diet, encompassing coffee and egg sandwiches for breakfast, a pound of pasta with ham-and-cheese sandwiches and energy drinks for lunch and another pound of pasta plus an entire pizza and even more energy drinks for dinner. Surely he could’ve performed better with a body that had more to give if he’d led a plant-based diet or, better, low-fat raw food diet. When you combine this consideration with a body that is so far removed from its design position, and it’s easy to see Michael Phelps only scratched the surface of his physical capabilities. Look closely at Michael Phelps’ legs, and what do you see? His entire legs are turned so far outward, and his toes are pointing off at 11 and 2 o’clock, whereas they should be pointed at 12 o’clock.
When athletes spend practically their entire day performing the same kind of repetitive action—think about a pitcher or quarterback, constantly throwing using one arm, with one leg planted differently compared with the other—their bodies get locked into a position. Unless they correct this imbalance by using their whole bodies in unison in a posture exercises practice, they’ll always suffer from this imbalance in their bodies, leading them to compensation, limitation, functional loss, injury and chronic pain.
Folks, if LeBron James and Michael Phelps, two of the biggest sports starts of the past two decades, suffer from poor joint alignment and posture despite enjoying access to the so-called best athletic trainers, what does this say about the rest of us? What does this say about a 70-year-old grandmother who spends hours a day watching television or craning her neck downward while reading novels, both in a couch that causes her pelvis to tilt backward and back to round? What does this say about a 35-year-old woman employed by an advertising agency and working while hunched over a laptop 40 hours a week as she meets with different teams throughout her employer’s office and in clients’ offices? What does this say about a 13-year-old boy whose body isn’t even developing properly because he favors playing Madden NFL over real football and who spends three hours a day looking down at his phone and laptop while on social media?
Body Compensation, Limitation, Functional Loss and Chronic Pain Prevent People from Achieving Proper Standing Posture and Peak Health
Everywhere I go, I see and hear about people’s health issues. I see overweight and obese people at every turn, with more than 70 percent of Americans falling into these categories! I also hear about people complain about diabetes, affecting about one out of three Americans, and cancer, affecting two out of five male and one out of three female Americans. Additionally, I see people struggling to move their bodies. I see braces, canes, walkers, wildly everted feet, hugely rounded shoulders, drooping backs and necks plus painful-looking gaits. I see people who shuffle or waddle when they walk and have no trace of glute muscles, let alone other vitally important deep, dormant posture muscles. I want to help all these people. I know I’m equipped to give all these people the planet’s finest health experiences in the two most-critical aspects of health, diet and exercise, through my Raw Vegan Coaching Program and Posture Exercises Method.
I was one of the 50-plus million American adults who suffered daily from chronic pain, which affected me every day for a decade. The compensation, limitation, functional loss and chronic pain I experienced made for a life that was less than what I wanted. I eliminated all the compensation, limitation, functional loss and chronic pain in 2010, when I launched my posture exercises practice. As the years rolled by, my eye for these exercises, combined with divine inspiration to create, test and perfect even better ones, has given me the ability to craft expertly tailored posture exercises routines for clients, suiting their bodies in the moment and their lifestyle demands. My clients seek to eliminate neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, hip pain, leg pain, knee pain, ankle pain along with a host of conditions such as a rounded neck, rounded back, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, sciatica, herniated disks, pronated ankles and so much more.
After breaking free from the chronic pain, which held me back in life, I get to do the things I love. At 41, I feel better than I ever have—positively extraordinary! My body is rock solid and has a strong foundation, but it’s not weightlifting or marathons that I engage in. It’s posture correction exercises and calisthenics. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you can bench press twice your weight or whether you can run 30 miles a day. There are plenty of athletes out there who can do these things, likely even damaging their health from excessive bodily demands along the way, and lie down for rest at night with a back or knees that are begging them to wake up and listen, to heed the call that what they’re doing isn’t working. At the end of the day—and truly, during every moment of every day—we all want to feel awesome. In my mind, posture exercises are the ticket and represent the biggest secret in the whole health world.
Do you feel illuminated? How about inspired?
Are you ready to take action? Let’s get going, with me as your guide!