Posture is used to describe how your body is positioned when you’re sitting, standing and lying down. Proper posture is important for a number of reasons, including that it places your body in an alignment where the stress on supporting ligaments, tendons and muscles is limited. Poor posture can lead to discomfort and injury, whereas good posture places you in an alignment where stress is properly distributed to the intended muscles and ligaments. As a result, the muscles are allowed to work efficiently and as intended, which in turn decreases wear and tear that your joints undergo. This decreases your risk of joint discomfort and degenerative arthritis. Stress placed on the ligaments holding the joints in your spine together is also decreased with good posture. When your muscles, joints and ligaments are working as intended, your vital organs are able to remain in proper position and the nervous system is able to function normally. This in turn, results in a fully strengthened back.
One great way to strengthen your back is the pull-up. Pullups are one of the most beneficial back strengthening exercises when done correctly. Without swinging, pulling yourself straight up, the pullup is known as one of the hallmarks of an advanced strength athlete. The pull-up builds all around strength while developing biceps, triceps and shoulders, giving you powerful strength and muscularity. This is where back strengthening comes in. Muscles throughout the back are bombarded with enough stress to make them grow stronger giving you impeccable strength and power.
That’s our sole purpose, to strengthen the core, abs and back at Berks County MMAXOUT Fitness, everything else will build from there. Building a foundation is what we do. If you don’t have a strong core, you don’t have anything to pull from to build strength anywhere else. Our goal is to give you the groundwork to strengthen your core so that you can build the body you have always dreamed of having.