December 23, 2010
Daily life can create imbalances in your body. Peter A. Chamis suggests a few places you can start making corrections in your alignment.
In the design of almost any musculoskeletal fitness program, elements such as strength training, flexibility and cardiovascular activity are universal. CrossFit is no exception.
But when implementing any exercise program, it’s important to assure that the body has a correct structural foundation that’s balanced and aligned. If this is not the case, strength gains will potentially enhance and further develop these areas that are misaligned and structurally lacking. Therefore, as CrossFit athletes (recreation or elite) strive to improve their overall fitness levels, it’s critical to break the cycle of poor posture and consider implementing postural-alignment exercises into their daily routine.
Before this can be achieved, it’s important to understand how poor posture develops, what ideal posture is, and what can be done to correct misalignment.