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Upper Cross Syndrome

Upper Cross Syndrome
 
This condition is characterized by having shoulders rounded forward, palms directed back, sharp dorsal kyphosis (hunchback) and advanced head. If we think of work nowadays, many os them take these positions, like being a long time sitting on the computer, drive and read for long hours without moving and, more recently, the living head down constantly looking for the phone.
 
In the same way that the lower cross syndrome, there are muscles that are shortened and others elongated, this syndrome happens like creating a muscle imbalance and back and neck pains. Some more contracted in this case muscles are the large and small chest, upper trapezius, sternocleidomastoid, anterior deltoid, latissimus dorsi, lift the scapula and large round and muscles that are more elongated and need strengthening are the rhomboids, rotator cuff, deltoid posterior and middle trapezius and lower.
 
In addition, with the increase of stress in people's lives, many still feel an extra pressure accumulated in the area of ​​the shoulders and neck leading to that are constantly shoulders up and trapezes contracted.
 
Before starting the strengthening of the stretched muscles need to stretch all the muscles that are too contracted to "open chest" again and ease the contraction of the muscles that need to get stronger. Exercises like upper back, flights, external rotation work shoulder and low stroke help to improve the imbalance of this syndrome.
 
Try asking your personal trainer about your posture and what you can do to improve it, you will see that after some training there will be a change in your posture and a better way of being.
 
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