Try These Equipment-Free Exercises to Improve Your Posture

Anna Green

If you have back pain or bad posture from too many hours spent slumped over a desk, Dr. Eric Goodman wants to help. The creator of the Foundation Training program, Goodman has spent his career developing quick and simple exercises to help people get in shape and reduce pain related to everyday muscle and joint strain. Instead of selling complicated workout equipment, Goodman’s philosophy, as stated on his website, is that “getting fit and feeling good doesn’t need be a pretentious or complicated undertaking.”

In the short tutorial above, Goodman teaches three quick exercises that he claims can help substantially reduce back pain and improve posture. These are easy stretches that rely more on focus and attention to proper positioning than strength or flexibility. The idea, according to Goodman, is not only to stretch out back pain, but to help people become more attuned to their bodies. “The exercises we just taught you are going to teach you how to use your body a little bit differently,” Goodman explains in the video. “When you’re doing this properly, back pain is going to go away, your shoulders are going to open up, and your posture is naturally going to improve heavily.”

[h/t Lifehacker]

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