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Reach and Squeeze helps back muscles

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Last updated 6/23/2020 at 7:43am

From Montana Office on Aging and Brilliant Aging

Proper posture and body alignment supports better balance, and it requires muscle balance between the chest and the back. Consider how many times a day you do something that contracts the chest muscles; things like picking something up, doing dishes, working on the computer, sitting or standing in poor posture. Each of these contractions shorten the muscles in front of the chest and lengthen the muscle in the upper back.

Unless you do something specific to strengthen your upper back muscles - the opposing muscle group - they become weaken...



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