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2008/05/11 21:08:49 (permalink)
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help with shoulder blades

hi guys
i have a bit of problem with my shoulders blades
stems from a bad posture all through childhood and puberty and now i hunch forward which makes my should blades stick out and make my back look a bit odd.
I was thinking if i broden my chest it will help push my blades back a bit
is this true and if so, any good exercises to do so?
and in turn help my posture

ive been to see a physio a year back and she said that when most people sit up right the base of thier spine goes 'in' the back well mine is flat straight down so when im stood up it is curved outwards at the base-not visibly
just so you know what my situation is.

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    savageJ
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    RE: help with shoulder blades 2008/05/12 09:11:27 (permalink)
    no1 got any ides?
    i guess the question was a bit mixed up.....

    would adding size to my chest, i.e doing lots of chest exercises, help broaden my shoulders?????
    or
    is there something else i should be doing like stretching them?
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    RE: help with shoulder blades 2008/05/12 14:00:58 (permalink)
    Was your physio not able to offer any help? Is there a structural defect, or just posture that can be corrected?

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    RE: help with shoulder blades 2008/05/13 08:59:34 (permalink)
    hi mate
    the physio said i have to sit with my lower abs tensed which should help.
    but no real advice

    my G/F has picked up that, expecially since my arms have grown, i seem to hunch over from the shoulders and maybe my chest expanding could solve this which is why i need some advice from members on here who may of seen it before

    cheers mate
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    RE: help with shoulder blades 2008/05/13 22:27:05 (permalink)
    best way to fix your problem is to sit straight with shoulders back to reteach your bone structure, like braces with your teeth. everytime you sit you should sit straight as possible with your shoulders back, also the tensing of the lower abs will pull your spine in the way you want. it will be fixed about as fast as it took to bend out of shape, no easy fix on this one. a larger chest will push your shoulders back alitte but you still haven't fixed the problem which could lead to injury
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    RE: help with shoulder blades 2008/05/14 10:31:25 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: AUTIGER

    best way to fix your problem is to sit straight with shoulders back to reteach your bone structure, like braces with your teeth. everytime you sit you should sit straight as possible with your shoulders back, also the tensing of the lower abs will pull your spine in the way you want. it will be fixed about as fast as it took to bend out of shape, no easy fix on this one. a larger chest will push your shoulders back alitte but you still haven't fixed the problem which could lead to injury


    thanks very much for replying bud.
    i guess you have confirmed what i knew but didnt wanna hear, i was after a quick fix but its just going to take time

    thanks again to all who replied
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    RE: help with shoulder blades 2008/05/15 16:02:48 (permalink)
    Work on your rotator cuff, rhomboids, posterior delt and lower traps.

    Avoid chest work as it will make it worse. Stretch off your chest, lats and upper traps.

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    RE: help with shoulder blades 2008/05/15 16:18:37 (permalink)
    I had a similar problem at a young age, as I grew stronger my posture got better and better, more up-right.
    So focus on all major body-parts, give it time, focus on youre back more so, but don,t sacrifice weight for style!!

    Good luck and be patient
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    RE: help with shoulder blades 2008/05/28 22:47:50 (permalink)
    Try looking up 'winging of the scapula' - it's a fancy name for some sort of imbalance in the muscles of the shoulders.
    Sounds like the shoulders are the problem, not your lower back (i'm no physio tho).

    I went to a physio with this problem though - years of bad posture and my sleeping position probably did it, and chest exercises didn't help. My shoulder got too painful to bench press with properly. The physio gave me rotation exercises for the shoulder and told me to do more stretching across the bicep/front delts. It's also about retraining yerself like Autiger said - hold your shoulders back even when it feels silly. Good luck!
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