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Does anyone else have the condition of being “sway back”? Its where your lower back curves inward/toward your front and then does an extreme reverse cure about the middle and upper back. If so, does anyone know of a way to lessen/reduce/fix this? Ive started standing up at work at my desk while using my computer up on a high desk and my lower back is starting to give me fits.I try to keep correct posture but that doesnt seem to help.
I know your question is in relation to seated posture, but I often see this with clients in the gym before they’ve gotten a good handle on the bracing sequence. In setting up from standing, I usually try cues like “make the crown of your head touch the ceiling” or “make your spine as tall as possible” before getting them to clamp the ribs down.
Feeling better already…thanks for the tips.
Pro Episode 17 is a good resource. Also courtesy of Roop, whenever you stand you should brace 20% in the torso, and 20% in the glutes also. Train yourself to brace in both places unconsciously all the time. The bracing in the glutes will help pull the pelvis into neutral away from your excessive anterior tilt, which helps rein in your sway-ed lumbar spine.