Fix Your Posture and Strengthen Your Body With Standing Windmill (Video)

Maryann Berry


San Diego, California, United States

Strength and Conditioning, Mobility & Recovery


Many of us spend substantial time sitting in front of a computer or at a desk. Standing windmill will strengthen your upper back and shoulders, lateral hip musculature, obliques, and abs to assist with postural imbalances and unequal weight distribution.


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This exercise will offset and begin to correct the following postural imbalances:


  • Rotation and twisting in the torso
  • Thoracic offset (when a person leans to one side)
  • Slumped shoulders and back
  • Unequal weight distribution (this can be felt when a person bears more weight on one foot or one hip versus the other)
  • Hip elevation


Try this exercise if you:


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