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post #1 of 2 Old 04-23-2011, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
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Excercizes/Items to Improve Posture?

I am currently in lessons, but haven't ridden for about 7 years. My posture is terrible and I am basically having to quickly relearn everything I knew. I suppose I have a bit of a natural seat but I've always been a sloucher so I've never been a spectacular rider.

The problem is that I know a lot of on-horse excercizes to improve posture, but I don't own a horse. I would love to get some tips on things I could do at home that would help improve my posture.

I am currently trying to focus on staying "attached to the string on the ceiling" but I keep slouching over so I think I need some excercizes to strengthen my core and back. My neck is also just healing from being out and so the less I engage the sides of my neck, the better (so no sit-ups, please). Some good stretches might help too (I've heard yoga is great for riders but I don't have the time/money for it right now).

When I was younger I wore a corset to help my posture, which is pretty drastic, but when I got tired of it my posture slipped back into what it was before. If there are any other items that might work better I might consider them but natural strengthening would be ideal.



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I am currently trying to focus on staying "attached to the string on the ceiling" but I keep slouching over so I think I need some excercizes to strengthen my core and back. My neck is also just healing from being out and so the less I engage the sides of my neck, the better (so no sit-ups, please). Some good stretches might help too (I've heard yoga is great for riders but I don't have the time/money for it right now).
Pilates excercises are great for riders to build core muscle strength, and improve posture and balance...and no sit ups. If you google it, you'll find a ton of excercises you can do.

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