Current Dispatch Times: Normal [Same Day Before 3pm] - Read Our Covid-19 Statement Here


Your Cart is Empty

April 04, 2020 2 min read

Nowadays the majority of the population struggles to keep good posture due to a number of factors, ranging from desk jobs to carrying your gym bag improperly. Believe it or not, bad posture can attribute to a lot of health problems aside from muscular and spinal imbalances.

Having bad posture habits has been proven to cause serious health problems such as deepening depression, causing circulation issues and leading to increased stress.

This is accurate isn't it?

Today we are going to go over 3 tips that can help you break your bad posture habits, and get you back to being upright!

Tip 1 - Set an alarm on your phone for every 30 minutes

While you're hunched over the desk studying, your mind is not focused on keeping a good posture. Having a simple reminder set on your phone every 30 minutes telling you to pull your shoulders back and push your chest out can go a long way. Eventually your body will get used to the new habit and you won't have to remind yourself anymore. Try it!

Tip 2 - Pull your shoulders back at the gym

While you're working out is one of the best times to train your body for new habits. Whether you are doing chest, legs or back, make a conscious effort to keep your shoulders back and scapulae (shoulder blades) pinched together. Avoid swinging motions on exercises and really focus on keeping your shoulder blades back and down.

Tip 3 - Try a simple scapular stabilizing exercise routine

Do this simple routine twice a day (in the morning and before bed) to help strengthen the small stabilizer muscles in your upper back. It will go a long way in improving your posture permanently.

For the routine, you will want to lay flat on the floor (stomach down) and be sure to keep your forehead on the ground. When raising your arms, focus on squeezing your shoulder blades back and down. Try to do it without letting your hands touch the ground at the bottom of each rep.

Do the Y, T and Reverse Y raises (thumbs down) for 10 reps each with no rest. Then continue to the thumbs up circuit immediately.

After you have gone through the 3 exercises above (10 reps each) continue to do the same cycle with your thumbs down. Then rest.

Repeat the whole cycle 3-4 times in the morning and at night!

So there you have it, give these 3 tips a solid effort for 3-4 weeks and you will begin to notice positive changes in your posture, which will lead to healthy changes throughout your body!

If you're looking for a joint support supplement to help with those aches and pains, check out Allmax AllFlex to help reduce joint inflammation and restore joint mobility!

Also in Blog

Do I Need to Use BCAA Supplements Canada Blog Post
Do I Need to Use BCAA Supplements?

July 04, 2020 8 min read

Seven components make up a healthy, balanced diet: carbs, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, fibre, and water. Of these components, the macros - carbs, proteins, and fats - are the easiest to track. Micronutrients like vitamins and minerals can be trickier, as you might not know what or how much you need.

Read More
Dymatize Iso-100 Cocoa Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles Now Available at Supplement Superstore Canada
Now Available: Dymatize Iso-100 Cocoa Pebbles & Fruity Pebbles

July 02, 2020 1 min read

Dymatize has several supplements in their repertoire that are already available in Canada. These include their long-serving Iso-100 hydrolyzed whey protein isolate, as well as their pre-workout, Pre-WO, and their full spectrum EAAAll 9 Amino.

Dymatize Iso-100 Cocoa Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles are available in Canada, and they’re right here at Supplement Superstore.

Read More
Should I Be Using Greens Supplements Canada
Should I Be Using Greens Supplements?

June 30, 2020 8 min read

It seems like every day there’s a new trendy supplement that you “need” to take. It starts with a protein shake, and next thing you know, there are twenty things you should be trying on top of that. Supplements tout claims of making you leaner, stronger, or even smarter. It’s natural to be a little suspicious. After all, most people are aware that supplements are not federally regulated and can make any claim without proof.

Read More