Back Muscles Are Your Skeletal Support System

posture2You know the saying…”the chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” This platitude also applies to our body strength and many of us tend to have the shortcoming of a weak link…our lower back.

It’s not at all unusual for the lower back muscles to be under-developed in comparison to the upper body muscles and those of the limbs. Unfortunately, this has to be the worst possible area on the human body to have a weak link because of the importance of the strength of the lower back as it supports most of the weight of the body.

Our back muscles are what supports and stabilizes us and when we lost this, our posture takes on an aged look. We’ve all seen them…stooped posture, rounded shoulders, sunken chest and protruding belly.

When posture is not properly in balance, your bones are not properly aligned either causing your muscles, joints, and ligaments to take more strain than they are designed for.

What is needed is a strong skeleton…one with strong muscles holding it all together firmly and upright….all the muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons to allow us to move freely are properly in their correct positions. [Read more…]