Want to get rid of upper back muscle strain? Want to strengthen your upper back muscles quickly and easily?
Just squeeze your shoulder blades together. S Q U E E Z E them to your spine and hold them there for a few seconds. Repeat 3 times.
Do this only 3 times a day for the first few days or your muscles will ache from overwork. You have to adapt to new movements gradually. After a few days, you can start increasing the amount of shoulder blade squeezes by a couple a day.
My goal is to help you get stronger and have better posture and less pain regardless of your current situation. I have designed movements that you can do simply and easily in bed. Almost everyone, regardless of age and ability can do these movements.
When you get beyond that point or if you want to get seriously stronger and really work your muscles, Eric from Ground Up Strength is the guy to go to.
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You can get pain in your shoulders, arms and hands when the muscles around your shoulders are “out of balance.” That means some areas of muscle are “tighter” than they should be and some areas are weaker. That is what causes pain.
This video will show you two simple movements that you can do to help re-balance your shoulder muscles.
Do these movements thoughtfully. Take your time. Try to make your circles perfectly. Feel what is happening as you do these moves.
And pay attention to your arm, too. These movements are like having a massage for your arms and shoulder muscles.
Pain relief from strengthening your muscles? You bet!
A body that is strong and balanced has much less pain and functions better.
I get letters and emails from people all over the world who took action when they started to understand how their bodies work. They started to understand that maybe they could become pain-free naturally. The key is: They took action.
They took steps to feel better rather than relying on their doctor to do “the push-ups” for them. (You can’t hire someone to do your push-ups.)
If you have back pain, you’ve probably heard that you should do sit-ups. While strong abdominal (stomach) muscles are good, sit-ups can be not so good. Here’s why:
Your abdomen is basically the “front of your back.” Some of the muscles that attach to your spine are actually accessible through your soft abdomen by a trained massage or muscle therapist. Sometimes the muscles in the “front of your back” are the ones that cause your lower back pain.
When you do sit-ups, the movement removes the natural curve from your lower back; it makes it flatter. The curve is good–it’s there for a reason.
When you do sit-ups, it’s easy to strain your neck muscles.
Sit-ups shorten your abdominal muscles. Short muscles in front help flatten your lower back and take away your natural curve. Short muscles in the front of your body make it harder to keep good posture. Good posture helps prevent back pain.
Wanna know why you feel like your systems are failing and you have pain?
Suppose your body is a rocket ship. If your body doesn’t have all of the nutrients–the rocket fuel–that it needs, it can’t “blast off.” It gets stuck. All the systems are NOT “go.”
Sometimes your wonderful rocket ship of a body just kind of falls over and drops off the platform. 🙁
Here’s the deal: Your body needs certain things in order to function its’ best. Those things include:
a strong back side
plenty of clean water
all of the nutrients it was designed to use.
You just can’t fly if you don’t have the correct fuel.
We are so fortunate that we have so many choices of what to eat. On the other hand, too many of our choices are not really food and not really good for us, either. And, if we don’t give our bodies what they need to function well, we shortchange ourselves.
You can be overweight and still starving. You can think you’re fit and strong yet still be malnourished. But, if you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance that you don’t feel fit and strong. Maybe you feel weak. Puny. Probably your back hurts. Maybe you have a lot of aches and pains.
The good news is: You are in the right place!
You CAN learn how to have a strong back side, simply and easily with equipment you already own: your own bed. You can learn that here at Simple Strengthening. How cool is that?