Do you know what the posterior chain is and why you should strengthen it?
The following information may help.
The posterior chain is the backside of your body.
Its primary muscles include the lower back, gluteus maximus, hamstrings, and calves.
This area is often ignored since 8 – 10 hours of sitting each day will inhibit the glutes, shorten/tighten the quadriceps/hamstrings and increase low back pain.
A stronger posterior chain will help improve your pain, posture, and/or athletic performance.
Try the following to build a stronger posterior chain:
1. Schedule an appointment with your practitioner (e.g. chiropractor) to diagnose/assess your posterior chain and release your tightened musculature (e.g. quads, hip flexors, hamstrings, etc.).
2. Properly perform deadlifts, nordic hamstring exercise, side-lying leg raises, etc. to strengthen the inhibited muscles of your posterior chain.
3. Release the tightened musculature at the beginning and end of each training session.
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