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    Senior Member j.foster's Avatar
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    Well i have pretty bad posture when i'm standing normally so i guess it's having an adverse affect on my riding. My pelvis tilts back slightly and i hunch over a bit from spending too much time on computers - how can i go about correcting it?

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    You need to hit the gym, and work out so your strength is balanced.

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    Contact a physical therapist and ask how to strengthen your Core muscles (stomach, lower back, ect...). You will notice that with a stronger core your posture will be better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.foster
    Well i have pretty bad posture when i'm standing normally so i guess it's having an adverse affect on my riding. My pelvis tilts back slightly and i hunch over a bit from spending too much time on computers - how can i go about correcting it?
    You need to strengthen your entire abdominal wall, obliques & lower back. Also purchase a Alexander Technique book.
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    You need better core strength. You need Pilates. I had serious back pain from bad posture and pilates fixed it. Its the bomb. It will make you feel and look alot better.

    I recommend "The Pilates Back Book" on Amazon.

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    Pilates and/or yoga. Great stuff for the body, posture, flexibility, breathing, control, and core.
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    get a better chair

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    Find a good chiropractor. I started about five years ago initially for a lower back injury. Then I started reading stuff in his office about improving posture. I had terrible posture, a really bad stoop probably caused by all those years bent over brazing frames. Anyway Iíve been going once a month ever since and my back is now straight and I can move my neck better. It made me a believer.
    History, photos and tech articles on my website. Also check "Dave's Bike Blog."

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    Sit on a stability/pilates ball

    You naturally sit up straight, it's very comfortable.

    Pilates on the ball by Coleen Craig is good and on amazon.

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