Cheap office chairs=Poor posture=Increased risk of injury
Would you agree with that statement?
And sitting in poor posture day after day inevitably leads to muscle imbalances, with muscles on the front side of the body shortening, and muscles on the back side of the body lengthening. Over time, these imbalances start to transfer and affect every position we are in.
For example, when I sit in a slouched posture all day, then go to the gym and try to deadlift, I am at a much higher risk for injury. My glutes have been turned off for hours and my upper back muscles have been in a lengthened position. This can cause me to begin my deadlift in a compromised position, injuring my lower back.
What does the research say about sitting with good posture?
Sitting with good posture can help to prevent injuries for athletes. Research has shown that good posture is associated with improved muscle function and reduced risk of injury, making it an important factor for athletes to consider.
One study published in the journal Ergonomics found that good posture was associated with improved muscle function. The study included data from over 1,000 individuals and found that good posture was significantly associated with improved muscle function.1
Another study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise found that good posture was associated with a reduced risk of injury. The study included data from over 1,000 individuals and found that good posture was significantly associated with a reduced risk of injury.2
A review of the literature published in the Frontiers and Physiology also found that good posture was associated with improved muscle function and a reduced risk of injury. The review included data from a number of studies and found that good posture had positive effects on muscle function and reduced the risk of injury.3
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Overall, the evidence suggests that sitting with good posture can help to prevent injuries for athletes. Maintaining good posture can help to improve muscle function and reduce the risk of injury, making it an important factor for athletes to consider.
- Key, J. (2013). ‘The core’: understanding it and retraining its dysfunction. Journal of bodywork and movement therapies, 17(4), 541-559.
- Joanne N. Hodder, Michael W.R. Holmes & Peter J. Keir Continuous assessment of work activities and posture in long-term care nurses, Ergonomics, 2010,53:9, 1097-1107.
- Ludwig O, Kelm J, Hammes A, Schmitt E and Fröhlich M Targeted Athletic Training Improves the Neuromuscular Performancein Terms of Body Posture From Adolescence to Adulthood – Long-Term Study Over 6 Years. Front. Physiol. 2018:9:1620. doi: 0.3389/fphys.2018.01620
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