Are you having headaches, neck pain or muscle stiffness⁉️
💡It may be due to your form when lifting. Although I may have learned some of this the hard way, I am hoping I can convey it to some before its too late! With 99% of us spending hours on our phones and computers all day with our heads torqued forward, it is almost imperative in the gym that we do things the right way and don’t exacerbate any posture neurology problems.
💡As you can see in this photo, I am demonstrating a common mistake when lifting, specifically with pressing and pushing movements, by moving my head forward.
💡Being in kyphotic position at the computer and on a phones in conjunction with bad form can lead to our upper trapezius, sternocleidomastoid, scalene and clavicular pec are all becoming over activated. Subsequently, our rhomboids, infraspinatus, supraspinatus, and possibly subs cap are all deactivating and becoming weaker.
💡Long story short, this forward lean in our heads is leading to a compression of the disc spaces leading to a kyphotic curve in the upper back. This results in 50-70 lbs of unnecessary pressure to the cervical spine creating a multitude of neurological problems and PAIN.