Who Has Better Posture?
Round 1: Sumo vs. Business
Saw this advertisement in an airline magazine on my way to a wedding in Omaha last weekend. Take a look at the flat back alignment of the sumo wrestler vs. the hunched-over businessman. I bet they didn’t even consider it when doing the photo shoot. Goes to show you can be stable AND mobile 🙂
Although I didn’t run an FMS on these guys, odds are the businessman is rounding his back due to either:
1) Tight hip flexors that don’t allow his hips to fully extend back and/or
2) His thoracic spine is not very mobile due to tight chest muscles.
Both of which are symptoms of sitting at a desk all day and/or only doing pushing movements at the gym (i.e. pushups/bench press/shoulder press). Sound like anyone you know?