Posture Focus: Stroller Walks

 

How do you feel after you push your stroller? Relaxed and loose or more tense than when you started? If you’re more tense, check out these tweaks.

(If you’re running with your stroller this is even more crucial!)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Pic 1: What to look out for:


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👉🏼 The “go-go-go” – leaning forward and jutting your chin out. Reaching your chin forward makes you crane your neck back to lift your eyes to see in front of you, creating a ton of pressure on your neck. 😫 Plus, pushing your chin forward disconnects you from your pelvic floor, so it will be harder to engage your core when you have to push uphill.
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👉🏼 Bulldog arms – you know the ones, shoulders rolled forward and all up in your neck. Hello, tension.
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👉🏼 Gripping the hell out of the handlebar. It sends tension all the way up to your neck.

Pic 2: ✅ The tweaks:

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👉🏼 Walk closer to your stroller. Your stride might have to be shorter, but it will also help you naturally:
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👉🏼 Stack your head, shoulders and hips in one line and pull your chin back. Imagine someone pulling a high ponytail on your head.
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👉🏼 💰 Money tweak right here 💰 💰 Switch to an underhand grip. It will keep the tension out of your shoulders and let you push the stroller from your mid-back (where the work belongs!) Plus, you won’t feel the need to grip the hell out of the handle either.
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👉🏼 Let your core engagement ebb and flow as you’re walking, engaging more when you are pushing more weight or need more tension in your core to support your spine. (I.e. don’t death-grip your abs while you’re walking!)
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Any other tricks you mamas have to share? Leave them in the comments below!

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