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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A Better Body in 5 Minutes

Perfect Your Posture
By Alwyn Cosgrove, Men's Health

Sitting hunched over a keyboard for 10 hours a day trains your muscles and connective tissues to adapt to that position, adding a hunch to your posture. But you can unravel your slump with an exercise called the prone cobra, which helps counteract the damage of your daily grind.

How to do it: Lie facedown on the floor and rest your arms at your sides, palms down. Contract the muscles in your glutes and lower back to raise your upper torso and legs off the floor. At the same time, rotate your arms outward till your thumbs point toward the ceiling. Hold this position for 60 seconds, rest for 60 seconds, then repeat two more times, for a total of three sets.


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