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I just received my Stand Up Str8 middle back strengthener device. Where do I start?

First of all, thank you for purchasing the Stand Up Str8 middle back strengthener! Visit our Stand Up Str8 middle back strengthener steps for use page

Curious about how it works? Check out this video here

Honestly it will very as each person is different. If you have a neck ache or tension headaches you could

see results after the first use.  If you have bad posture, forward head, slumped shoulders it's going to take a little while longer.  Those muscles have to be retrained in order to act like they're supposed to so it could take two to three months for you to actually stand in the correct posture.

You're doing the movement correctly if you feel the movement and the contraction in between and below your shoulder blades.  By the fourth or fifth
repetition it should be getting tired and it may start to burn but that's the correct place where you should feel.  If you feel any other place, you're not
doing it correctly.

First off, you have to find the right range of motion.  You do that by squeezing your shoulder blades back and down, back and down.  That's your end range of motion. Once you have that and know how the muscles feel, put the device on and do that exact same motion and it has to reach that end range.  If it doesn't, it's too tight.  If you can do it very easily, it's too loose.  You should just barely be able to reach that end range of motion.

The Stand Up Straight, Jr is a smaller version of the stand up straight. I designed this for children between the ages of 8 and 15 and for petite adults.
if you take a measurement of the widest part of your shoulder and it's 39 inches or less you need to get a Stand Up Straight, Jr.

You should hold the contraction when you're first starting the movement your muscles aren't used to it so hold it for five seconds – one, two, three, four, five. Rest for two and then do it again for five and you do it five times.  That's the starting and there's a set of instructions where you build up to twelve repetitions times ten seconds.

 

Your arms shouldn't hurt when you do this motion if you're doing it correctly. If you do it like this when your elbows go back like this the band could dig into your arm. If you do it with the shoulder blades, it equally distributes the weight across your arm and there's no digging or pinching of the arm.  So make sure that your shoulder blades do the movement, not your elbows.

 If you've done the movement correctly, because those muscles are so weak and they don't get used very much, you should be sore the next day and maybe a little bit more the next day after that, but it will eventually subside.

After you've performed the exercise there is a stretch for it.  And it will actually let you know if you've done it correctly.  Interlace your fingers, press

forward as far as you can separating your shoulder blades.  If you feel a release in between and below your shoulder blades you know you've done the correct movement.

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