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AB2004
06-02-2007, 07:57 AM
is it my posture or what? my body just seems to look out of proportion on this picture, and that is a natural walk im not tensed up i didnt know the picture was taken until my mate sent it me.

http://img123.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00164dn4.jpg

Unholy
06-02-2007, 08:03 AM
Your posture seems off.Pull your shoulders back a bit and stand up straight. You have a pretty large chest it seems.

peacefrog
06-02-2007, 08:14 AM
Some people have more of a curve in their thoracic region than usual.

Sensei
06-02-2007, 08:30 AM
You a swimmer?

AB2004
06-02-2007, 08:46 AM
no, i box though

Sensei
06-02-2007, 08:51 AM
How tall are you and what do you weigh?

Like Unholy said, your posture is horrible. Part of that is just bad habit, but the musculature and skeleton have followed suit. Work on your back strength and do your best to maintain proper posture during the day.

AB2004
06-02-2007, 08:56 AM
6 foot 5, weight around 14 stone. i have dropped 2 stone in the past few months though

Sensei
06-02-2007, 08:58 AM
Yeah, I figured as much. I was serious about my suggestions.

AB2004
06-02-2007, 09:06 AM
cheers, how could you tell? at the gym my back already stands out as being my strongest point though

Sensei
06-02-2007, 09:33 AM
Please don't take anything I'm about to say personally.

Just about every guy I've ever known who was over 6'3" and not a pretty good dryland athlete at one point, had back curvature like yours.

If I were you, I would stop using your gymmates as a measuring stick, or find a better gym.

AB2004
06-02-2007, 09:37 AM
1. i aint got a clue what a dryland athlete is
2.i dont get what you mean by using my gymmates as a measuring stick
3. i dont take any offence your only trying to help

Sensei
06-02-2007, 09:48 AM
1. By dryland athlete, I mean a non-swimmer.
2. You said your back is stands out at your gym as a strong point. It's not.
3. Good.

Here's a series of articles by Eric Cressey and Mike Robertson - a good place to start:
Part I: http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459379
Part II: http://www.t-nation.com/findArticle.do?article=315nean2
Part III: http://www.t-nation.com/findArticle.do?article=04-004-training
Part IV: http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=472224
Part V: http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=535872

AB2004
06-02-2007, 09:52 AM
alright cheers, i meant its my strongest point on my body not as in the whole gym.

testadura
06-05-2007, 09:17 AM
i have a similar back shape, just not as dramatic. its probably a result of boxing and hitting the bag. i've been a boxer since i was a little kid.

PoutineEh
06-05-2007, 01:40 PM
consider doing drills to work on your scapular retraction. i think that would help out with your posture a lot.

Beast
06-05-2007, 01:57 PM
It looks like you have kyphosis.

Brad263
06-08-2007, 04:11 PM
I have bad posture like this. I try to work my back harder then my chest to even it out. Try doing more reverse fly's and high rows. it will pull your shoulders back as your back strengthens.

method115
06-08-2007, 08:53 PM
It looks like you have kyphosis.

This looks like something more serious then a posture problem look into what beast said.

Sensei
06-08-2007, 10:22 PM
This looks like something more serious then a posture problem look into what beast said.
Not to toot my own horn or anything, but ***** if I didn't already give 5 links that say the same thing...