11 Trainer-Approved Exercises For Better Posture

Rounded shoulders be gone.

Work through these exercises for better posture, straight from fitness experts.
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Bad posture is often linked to weaknesses in the muscle groups in charge of holding you upright — and that can often lead to stiffness, says physiotherapist Vicky Adie. The remedy? Experts suggest doing these exercises for better posture so you can stand (and sit) taller.

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Bird Dog

Vie says this move strengthens your core and glutes, two key areas that hold you upright.

- Start in a quadruped, knees under hips, hands under shoulders.

- Extend both right arm and left leg, feeling a stretch in your back.

- Return to start.

- Do 10x per side.