Is Good Posture
THE NEW 6-PACK?
Has an upright posture become the new six-pack?
Of course, standing tall gives off a strong, confident impression. But that’s not all. When you sit and stand with good posture, you’re less likely to injure yourself in daily activities.
Instead of praying for poise, take a peek at how to straighten up.
The first step? Develop strong shoulders.
This month in the ReShape app, the top half is top of mind! The focus in November is giving love to your upper body to sculpt your shoulders, define your biceps and triceps, strengthen your core, and pay attention to both the back of your body for 360-degree beauty! And of course, we’ll put the spotlight on good posture!
In the quest for a more upright existence and natural elegance, strong shoulder muscles are key because they help you carry yourself confidently.
Today’s video includes moves specifically designed help you build shoulder strength while also waking up the thoracic spine for beautiful posture.
Side note…. Have you heard of power posing? Good posture boosts your confidence and improves your mindset. Here’s how…
1. Put yourself in a slouching position for 30 seconds. Notice how you feel.
2. Now, strike a power pose. Stand tall like Wonder Woman with your hands on your hips and your chin up. With this confidence, you’ll be ready to take on the world!
The Three-Headed Muscle
You might think that shoulder presses and push-ups are all you need for powerful delts. However, we need to target all three heads of the deltoid for optimal development when strengthening the shoulders.
Our anterior deltoids love to be shown off and are the first parts of the shoulder that people notice. Located next to the pectoral muscles, they help us move our arms forward in everyday movements, like reaching for something on a shelf. Lifters tend to overtrain these muscles when focusing solely on push-ups and bench pressing for shoulder development. I won’t let you do that!
The lateral deltoid sits on the side of the shoulder and is responsible for shoulder abduction. These middle shoulder muscles help keep your arms in place when lifting and carrying heavy loads. Lateral raises and overhead presses are great moves to strengthen these middle shoulder muscles.
Lastly, we have our posterior deltoids. No one sees them, so we don’t have to work them out, right? That couldn’t be more wrong. The rear delts are one of the most important muscles in the upper body. They play a huge role in external rotation, which helps counter the slumped forward posture many of us have developed over time due to not activating our rear delts nearly enough. Strong rear delts are essential for the sculpted shoulder look and help keep our shoulder blades back and down, giving us the look of excellent posture.
If you’re ready to strike a pose, keep these tips in mind when training your rear delts:
- When engaging your rear delts, roll your shoulders down and back and squeeze your shoulder blades together. Squeezing the shoulder blades encourages the mind-to-muscle connection!
- Take it slow. If you fly through a rear fly, you aren’t working the intended muscles since you’re letting those stronger front muscles take over.
- Remember to engage the lats! They stabilize the rear delt and encourage their activation on the shoulder blades.
Total Body Toner
Workouts That Work
Every single day for 8 weeks, you receive workouts that you can watch from your computer, phone, or TV. Of course, I’ll be there to be your workout partner and give you a boost of motivation. All the workouts live in an e-book that you can keep forever.
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Barre • Strength Training • Walking • HIIT • Yoga • Boxing • Dancing • Cardio • Stretching • Pilates • Standing Abs
60 Days of Workouts!
Day-By-Day Meal Plan…
One Meal a Time
Also included in Total Body Toner is One Meal at a Time. It builds on your foundation… every meal, every day for 60 days. This is a built-in success model. Every meal, every day is laid out, so there’s no guesswork.
That’s right… breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner… for 60 days. It’s so easy to follow. Plus, the 80+ no-hassle recipes include delicious options you’re sure to love.
Blueberry Nut Cereal
Blueberry Coconut Smoothie
Lentil walnut burgers
Grilled chicken breast on romaine with cucumbers, artichokes, and feta cheese with olive oil and vinegar
Apple slices with 1 tablespoon almond butter and raisins
Handful of raw almonds with 1/2 cup blackberries
Broccoli tofu stir fry
Garden Turkey Burgers with a mixed green salad