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Unlocking tight shoulders and chests are something that I focus on constantly with my yoga students, CrossFitters and training clients. Rounded shoulders and tight chest muscles have become the norm in our society as we are constantly hunched over desks and steering wheels and carrying heavy bags or:

There are two ways to address shoulder rounding. First, stretch the overdeveloped and tight muscles. This includes the shoulders, chest and usually the lats for most people. Second, strengthen the upper back to help you pull the shoulders back and hold them in place. Many people are constantly performing pushing motions (pushing open doors, pushing strollers, push ups, bench press, lifting things overhead) but rarely performing pulling motions. It’s really important to equalize these movements (especially in your workouts!) so that you don’t have an overdeveloped front or back side body. This is why my workouts always include things like push ups/pull ups, push press/bent over row, squats/deadlifts, etc.

Don’t you think it’s about time we “SHARED THE LOAD”??  IF the weather is going to cooperate, we will be taking advantage of it.  So be ready to PARTNER UP and SHARE THE LOAD!  Oh my, it’s gonna be a fun one!  (if we’re inside I have something JUST as delightful in store for you!)

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