Can poor posture restrict your breathing during exercise?
At the gym I notice feelings of a tight chest. This is not a “my heart hurts” issue. My ribcage feels constricted, and it can be difficult to take a full breath. When I take a full breath, it feels like my lungs are pressing against the chest cavity. It’s not a sharp pain, more of a dull ache.
And this is not after a grueling workout, either. The situation today happened prior to the workout, while I was doing stretches.
I had thought it might be because I work at a desk, on a computer. You tend to hunch over. So when I’m working out I need to focus on pulling my shoulders back. Could it be that my body is just not used to breathing with good posture?
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