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posture, programme, rehab, rounded, shoulders -

If you’re reading this, there’s a very good chance that you have rounded shoulders. And if you’ve had rounded shoulders for a long time, chances are you want to find a quick, permanent way to resolve the problem. Let’s take a closer look. Rounded shoulders are an unnatural posture characterized by an exaggerated curvature of the upper back, often a forward positioning of the head where the shoulder girdle is protracted, and a thoracic kyphosis. Over time this postural adaptation causes the muscles and fascia to get shorter in the front of the chest. These include the pectoralis major and...

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body, bodytype, composition, ectomorph, endomorph, mesomorph -

Success as an athlete comes from a combination of athletic ability and our body build. The three components of body build are type, size and composition. A system, developed by W.H. Sheldon, uses the terms ectomorph, endomorph, or mesomorph to describe the body build of an individual. Endomorph A pear shaped body A rounded head Wide hips and shoulders Wider front to back rather than side to side. A lot of fat on the body, upper arms and thighs An endomorphic individual typically has short arms and legs and a large amount of mass on their frame. Their mass hampers their...

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