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Slouch is Undoing Your Abs Workout

December 18th, 2011 · 2 Comments ·


Many spend time to do crunches or sit up, hoping that they will have a washboard type of 6-pack abs.  However, without them knowing, the long hours of slouching at the desk in the office actually counteracts those grueling moments of abs workout.  When you slouch, your shoulders are rounded forward, upper back is hunched and the belly is protruding. Not only this posture make you look weak, you are “undoing” your hard work for your abs.  An hour a week of abs work will not be able to compensate 40 hours of wrong posture you have.

When you slouch, I want you to take a look at your abs.

Now, sit tall with your shoulder blades back and down. Chest is up and bit of tension should be felt at your abs.  Then, look at your abs again.  You will find that it looks flat and slimmer.  You have done you abs a favor without breaking a sweet.


This one is a bit too much.  He is almost lying down!

I wrote about How To Sit Properly At Your Desk Without Getting Tired Even After Long Hours. You may want to read it again as it is related to what I wrote today.




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  • Capn John // Dec 19, 2011 at 8:03 AM

    I have a coworker who doesn’t even use his chair, or very rarely. He got several empty photocopy paper boxes and redesigned his work station so he stand up but still use his PC in a comfortable manner. He said he just doing this, no additional exercise, no diet, he lost several pounds, no longer had backpain, and now sleeps better at night.

    I sort of followed suit although instead of standing up, I just sit up, very straight. I don’t use the back of my chair because it sort of makes me lean & slouch, instead I sit up as straight as I can. Shoulders back, neck straight, as if someone is pulling me up from the top of my head.

  • ravinandan // Dec 20, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    This is a good supports back and help abs also. I think sitting on ball is a good choice.

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