Ben needs to improve his gym posture

April 28, 2016

I want to check to see if a physio session is suitable as I have had a reoccurring neck issue which is very painful and I think originally caused by some gym work.  The pain is in my left trap and the top of my back / start of my neck and I cannot move my head very much without experiencing a fair bit of pain.  If this is something which can be resolved with physio then please can you help.

Many thanks,



April 28, 2016

Hi Ben

Totally – gym’s are funny places. So much good is done and undone in the same place!

The harder you try, generally the worse your control and posture are. It’s a delicate balance as the more gusto you put in the more you get out ….but the above rule applies!

You’ve really stiffened up your thoracic spine and poked your chin out as a compensation. This compresses joints in your neck, making movement really painful.

You need to try improve your gym posture, do more control biased stuff, definitely try this #worldsgreateststretch and lots of thoracic mobility, not cervical stuff.

Give it a bash and if there’s no change in a few days then see a Physio.

The Guru

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