By: Matt P.
Just a quick recap from my last post. I started working with Mark in June 2021 for my “horrible posture”. After 6 months of direct instruction from Mark, I started working on my own to maintain my posture progress.
Initially, I was very diligent with my maintenance protocol – daily Pelvic Tilts and Chin-to-Throats. But then life started to get in the way and I started to miss exercises. Before I knew it, over a month had passed since my last session and I started to notice my posture worsen. This regression showed me that Mark was right. Posture work isn’t just about undoing a hunched back, it also requires life-long maintenance.
I have been constantly doing my posture maintenance routine since April. I don’t do it everyday because that is too demanding for my schedule. I go to the gym 4 times a week, so I add my posture work to my cool down. It was a seamless way to incorporate my posture work into my schedule and I have been consistent since then!
I will also sneak in some Pelvic Tilts and Chin-to-Throats through the day when I am waiting in line, standing in Church, and standing at the gas pump. I am sure you find yourself in similar stationary standing situations. So why not take advantage of these moments?
So how do I maintain my posture work? I made it a part of my already existing routine. If you are not a gym-goer, another way to incorporate your posture work into your schedule can include:
- Setting a reminder on your phone
- Tack your exercise routine onto the rest of your morning or evening routine
- Pair your exercise routine with another activity you do frequently
- Sneak in some Pelvic Tilts and Chin-to-Throats when you are in a stationary standing situation such as: waiting in line at the grocery store, pumping gas, brushing your teeth, etc.
If you do stop your posture work for a while, just jump back into it and try to rebuild a routine. It is a marathon, not a sprint. Good luck and stick with it.