Muscular imbalances – Good posture is a question of strength
In our everyday life or when we play sport, we often subject the body to a load that is biased to one side. This can disturb the strength ratio of muscles and cause problems with our posture. Kieser Training acts to prevent or remedy these problems.
Normal posture is evidence that trunk muscles are strong and the muscles that bend or straighten the body are in balance. In addition, good posture is essential if the spine is to function properly as the body's shock absorber.
Postural defects such as kyphosis, a combination of kyphosis in the thoracic spine and lordosis in the lumbar spine or a back lacking the physiological S curve are now increasingly common in adolescents. 50% of all ten-year olds have postural problems. When sat at a school desk for hours on end, children need strong trunk, neck and shoulder muscles to maintain a good posture. Many children simply don’t have the strength to cope with this.
An effective muscle system is essential for good posture
As soon as a child has reached puberty and is 150 cm or taller, Kieser Training can help with postural problems in just a few months. Kieser Training stretches the contracted muscles effectively because it trains both the agonist and antagonist. It strengthens the weaker muscles that straighten the trunk. In addition to strengthening the back muscles, Kieser Training also targets the rhomboid muscles, the latissimis dorsi muscles, the middle and lower section of the trapezium muscle and the serratus anterior muscle.
Clear evidence of the benefits of Kieser Training on non-fixed postural defects
Kieser Training corrects muscular imbalances and poor posture in about six months without the need to think about it. With a good posture you can walk tall and with confidence through life.
In short: tension and counter-tension. A joint is moved by at least one flexor and one extensor muscle. If both flexor and extensor strength are good and strength ratios are in balance, the joint has the stability it needs. However, flexors are often shortened and extensors are weak – the classic cause of muscular imbalances. To remedy this, you need to train both flexors and extensors over their full range of motion.