Correct posture can improve your rucking, walking, and lifting and fix the most common pain Americans face. You’ll learn: How to find the ideal posture, signs your ruck is too heavy, and more. Notes Monday posts are always full accessible to everyone.
Great post and would like a link to see how to follow those 4 steps to stand correctly for those of us that are mind/bodily-challenged re getting those positions right and have a hard time visualizing.
The top of the pelvis is the bottom? Agree with @jeff, would love to see a video explaining those 4 steps. Whenever I read anything about how to position the body and do an exercise, I just never fully get it….
Not sure if anyone has experienced this - but I feel that rucking corrects my posture without any deliberate intention. My posture is bad (getting better!) from years of sitting/screen use. Most notably - my head is very forward, aka "nerd neck". When I put on a ruck I can feel my head moving backwards on its own. It's as if my body understands that it ought to minimize work when I am carrying a load and it moves to a more efficient position, even if it does have a small amount of strain by using those neck muscles.
Great post this one! Any chance of getting a follow up post about how to sit better for those of us who have to for work? I’ve been recommended into using a saddle stool for work by an acquaintance who practises Alexander technique and said if you sit properly you can sit all day!
Any tips for making sure the bag I’m rucking with is properly adjusted to fit my body right? Or is that irrelevant with the correct posture?
It’s uncanny how we are thinking about and reading the same things. Last week you clued us in to You Can’t Screw This Up and this week you start off with Katy Bowman’s newest which I am also reading :) . I must be picking up what you’re putting down…
"… Bodies start to hurt when they aren’t moved enough, but also because when they are moved, some parts aren’t moving with ease. This then makes it harder to move enough, and our movements get more diminished, immobility and pain arises, and we think it’s all inevitable."
This is also true with the spine. The spine is full of joints that are adaptable - hence the benefits of the Jefferson curl or reverse hyper. When the spine is immobile for too long (whether in good or poor posture) it tends to break down.
Part of the problem we started walking upright a few things years ago.