S-shaped back

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  1. metalfan111

    metalfan111 Guest

    I have one of those S shaped backs. What can I do to even it out? I hate it because it makes all my shirts fit weird. If you don't know what I mean by S shaped back, I'll post a pic.
     
  2. timberwolf

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    Scoliosis?

    I was going to otherwise say... you were supposed to aim for a "V"... three letters off. ;)
     
  3. evolude

    evolude OT Supporter

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    :bowrofl: Slow Fridays before holidays are not so bad.

    I was gonna post a photo of a sea horse but it would have been too mean if he had something serious.
     
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    :rofl: beat me to it
     
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    big backs are W's, beach fags are V's :mamoru:

    S shaped...umm never trained or seen a mutant before so im at a loss
     
  6. Genghis.Tron

    Genghis.Tron New Member

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    I'm thinking he's talking about having his head forward like an old man because I hope he's not talking about scoliosis.
     
  7. chizzle

    chizzle New Member

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    Probably talking about his profile.
     
  8. darkostoj

    darkostoj NEEEERRRRDDDDSSSS

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    maybe one of those guys thats bellys stick out abnormally far out and it looks like an S when looking at them from the side maybe like this

    [​IMG]

    :dunno:
     
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    I know what he's talking about I think. You just suck at posture
     
  10. Skeletor

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    your spine is supposed to be shaped like an S.

    When it's very exaggerated it can be diagnosed as Kyphosis, other times not. My spinal curvature is a little exaggerated but it's not too serious. I wouldn't worry about it unless you're in pain or look horribly disfigured or something. Make sure to keep your lower back strong, tall at the neck, and keep your abs tight when posturing.


    edit: he's talking about his spine you fucking retards. not the shape of his lats or his rhomboids :hsugh:
     
  11. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Kyphotic-lordotic posture. You have to stretch your hips and neck extensors. Strengthen the deep neck flexors (chin tucks), upper back erector spinae, external obliques and maybe your hamstrings.


    But remember the 23/1 rule. All the stretching and strengthening won't help if you're slouching with horrible posture the other 23 hours of the day.
     
  12. Skeletor

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    :werd:

    What helped me slightly reverse it and just create more postural stability overall was, every few minutes, tighten the muscles aiding in proper posture and hold it for 30 seconds or so... so give yourself a double chin, flex your entire midsection and hip flexors, keep your lower back engaged but not flexed hard.


    Doing this keeps me aware of where my posture is at the rest of the time... you don't have to do it all day, just a few times a day really helps me.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    You don't want to flex your hip flexors as they're already strong/tight. You want to stretch/elongate/inhibit them.
     
  14. Skeletor

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    this actually makes sense, because when the butt is stuck out that means that the glutes/hams (extensors consequently as well) are more stretched than the flexors. :o
     
  15. jessb20hatch

    jessb20hatch Let's bang like Myosin & Actin

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    I'm gonna start saying that at work!! thanks
     
  16. metalfan111

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    thats it, thanks

    i looked up pics of scoliosis and god damn that scared me
     
  17. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    Do you have a link to these stretches?
     
  18. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    I have one of these "S" postures so bad... I hold my body the right way but if I let if go people are like "WTF, DO YOU HAVE AN ALIEN BABY IN YOU!?"

    When I decide I feel like getting fat (like now), it gets even worse looking. :wtc:
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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  20. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Mine is more "sway back pot bellied"

    But my shoulders do slump if I don't hold them right.

    Thanks for the article!

    EDIT: Damn I have all the symtoms! I am a cave man
     
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