Last week I sent you a bunch of annoying emails. I know I did. It was for a good cause. I launched my first course, The Slouch Solution, and I now have clients from all over the world practicing the VerticAlign techniques.
I’ve been getting feedback from India, Australia, Spain, France, Denmark, Singapore, and the UK. I wake up to an inbox full of messages from these amazing clients who have been completing their workouts. I am getting pictures and videos from motivated individuals who are making the commitment to their body, and are they already on their way to a pain free life. Positive change is happening!
I digress…back to my rant about annoying bloggers.
Last week I was probably a bit annoying. I sent email after email, all talking about my revolutionary new course. However, I also did my very best to make sure the content you were receiving was of value.
I sent out handy desk exercises, I explained the need for exercise consistency, and I shared with your some stories about my personal journey with my own alignment and posture. I take pride in the fact that, while I may not be perfect, what I send to you is good for your health and your body.
Not everyone is like this. I follow a ton of bloggers. I mean a ton. I love to see what everyone else is writing about and there are some, that are just, plain, annoying.
The other day I got an email from a coach for online fitness coaches. Yes, there is such a thing. The title of the email was “Hey”. I opened it, because he actually fooled me into thinking “oh he’s reaching out to me individually!”. I was disappointed to find the following message: “I can increase your business twofold in the next month. Does that interest you? If so, email me back”.
Of course doubling my income interests me. But, not with your seemingly useless help! Give me some meat. Tell me your techniques. Make me want to engage you through your intuitive ability to know my current needs and limitations.
The second annoying thing many online video content creators do, is create videos that are simply too long. I don’t know about you, but the moment I hit “play” on a video I want to watch, I check how long it is so I know what i’m in for. Often, if it’s an exercise video that shows off only 1 exercise, I’ll fast forward to the part where I see them moving. Who has the time to watch a video explanation that lasts 4 minutes but only demonstrates 1 exercise? Show me the meat, be efficient with your words, and don’t waste my time.
So on that note, today, I will not be annoying. Today, I present an awesome exercise that a lot of clients in my new course are learning, as I type. Today, I present the video of this exercise that is only 30 seconds long. Today, I present to you…
Scapula Contractions Supine
This exercise is ideal for hunchback posture. There are two very important notes on this exercise: first make sure you are not flaring your rib cage too much when you contract your scapular muscles(a little bit is ok). Second, you want to make sure you are not tensing in your neck. If you are, your elbows are probably a bit too high and you should lower them down a bit.
It takes less than 30 seconds to watch, and 1 minute to perform.
With love from your “trying to not be annoying posture coach”,