Instead of me creating a new thread i also have another question regarding seated posture as i really think about this TOO much…
The physiotherapist i have been seeing has been advising me to sit with, kinda slouchy posture? I use a pillow behind my chair when sitting down, and the sofa indoors has you sitting so far back that your basically slouching a little whether you want to or not, so sometimes i have 1 or 2 cushions there behind me.
Now i don’t want to feel like my spine is as stiff as plank of wood as it’s supposed to have a degree of flexion and actually move, but should i be sitting with a rounded upper back, or sit up straight? I would of thought sit up straight, is going to be good for my posture and well being, no?
My understanding is that sitting basically sucks. puts the hip flexors in a shortened position and the glutes go to sleep etc etc etc…
Once upon a time before stupid chairs were invented… And currently still in many parts of the world… People relax by squatting rather than sitting.
I guess there are better and worse ways to sit… But basically sitting sucks. If you have to sit then try and get up regularly and move things around. Squat. That helps stretch things out / activate things to how they are supposed to be.
Thanks for the reply.
I agree i don’t really like having to sit down, but at times it can’t be helped. But with squatting rather than sitting when i reach ATG, i can’t help but round my low back, is this fine seeing as im not carrying a loaded barbell or anything like that, or is it still considered a technique flaw? I just find it difficult to keep my spine neutral when going ATG and most people that you see in daily life squatting that deep have a rounded back, but then again, most people don’t workout/squat.
With regards to arching the low back, i used to think of it as trying to get the tailbone to touch the ceiling, it seemed an easy way for me to arch my back, but is this too much lordosis?