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Thanks Kefu, very similar to the critique the mckenzie certified pt gave me, especially about the butt wink at the bottom. Said that could be why squats seem to aggravate my condition. Funny thing is that I have excellent hamstring mobility, so I’m missing it somewhere else. I did purchase some of Naudi’s videos, just haven’t had a chance to watch them yet.
I haven’t ridden my bike or gone touring while trying to ride or skin with improved posture, but that’s the next step. I’ve been told my posture on the bike needs improvement by one of the first bike fitters I went to, it’s very easy to get lazy and let your back round on the road or mountain bike when you get tired. I’m sure the same thing happens while I’m touring, leaning over slogging up a steep long slope allowing my back to round. Same thing with after I’m done with a long ride or tour, I am usually exhausted and my posture probably suffers for it. Have my next appointment on Wednesday, so I’ll be interested in what conclusions we come up with after this test. It appears that any exercise or posture that keeps me more upright and keeps the posterior chain tight helps my issue. Trick is going to be staying on top of myself and figuring out how to make some lasting changes.”