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    Question Primal moves that improve posture?

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    I was wondering if there are any primal fitness moves/exercises that could help with posture?
    I'm too stubborn to give up so I keep on trying.

    You're never going to get to the top of the stairs if you don't walk up them.

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    What kind of posture problems are you thinking of?

    Planks, squats and barefoot sprints might help a lot in strengthening posture related muscles.

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    Thanks, I just don't think I sit up straight and such, I don't have strong core, or back muscles at the moment so that is probably why. planks might be good to try.
    I'm too stubborn to give up so I keep on trying.

    You're never going to get to the top of the stairs if you don't walk up them.

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    Posture can be worked on 24/7, no postures required. Now that you are aware, line it up and make it your new normal

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    Yeah, Planks, squats and deadlifts are good for posture.

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    Deadlifts and OH squats will fix most problems for most people. Posture is a very personal thing though - what are your particular postural problems?

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    Try what I call "Supermans" (they probably have a name, I just don't know it). Just lay on the floor on your stomach, put your arms out in front of you like Superman, and raise your arms and legs a few inches of the ground. Hold that position as long as possible.

    Back extensions may be beneficial as well. And I agree with the everyone else on the deadlifts/squats.

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    Strength training with good form.
    Feldenkrais.
    Awareness of the issue and repeated self-correction until good posture becomes your new habit.
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    I highly recommend planks. I discovered that my weak abs were a serious problem during a weekend tango festival a few weeks ago -- my midsection would sag during leaning moves and my lower back would curve too much. I ended up with a ridiculous amount of back pain. I've been doing planks 3x a week now to combat it.

    I also agree about deadlifts and squats but proper form is absolutely essential for these. I've seen too many people really screw up their backs doing deadlifts with poor form.

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    No real posture problems. I feel like if i work full body movements i will be fine. I know when my core is strong i stand taller.
    I'm too stubborn to give up so I keep on trying.

    You're never going to get to the top of the stairs if you don't walk up them.

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