3- Easy Steps to Fix Rounded Shoulders
With a Steel Mace
Part 1: What is Upper Cross Syndrome
By: Coach Quinn
What are rounded shoulders?
Rounded shoulders or upper cross syndrome is a postural dysfunction when the shoulder roll/hunch forward and the head drops down and forward. It occurs when the muscles in the neck, shoulders, and chest become deformed, usually as a result of poor posture being repeated over and over again. Like leaning over a desk all day at work or driving for long periods regularly.
The muscles that are typically the most affected are the upper trapezius and the levator scapula, which are the back muscles of the shoulders and neck. First, they become extremely strained and overactive. Then, the muscles in the front of the chest, become tight and shortened. When these muscles are overactive, the surrounding counter muscles are underused and become weak. The overactive muscles and underactive muscles can then overlap, causing an X shape to develop. In simple terms your tight chest is pulling your weak back muscle forward.
Common Side Effects
Shoulder Tightness and Pain
Lower Back Pain
Pain, Numbness and Tingling in the upper arms
Thank you for reading part 1. In Part 2 I will show you how using a steel mace can help with all these side effects with just 3 easy steps. You will also be able to download the .PDF with all the information with just a click of a button. Enjoy and stayed tuned!