Sticking your bottom out?
If your bottom tends to stick out or you have a pronounced curve in your lower back, you may have “hyperlordosis”, which is an exaggerated inward curve in the lower back creating a “Donald Duck” posture. Wearing high heels, excessive weight around the stomach and pregnancy can all cause this posture.
Core and buttock strengthening exercises and hip flexor and thigh stretches as well as making a conscious effort to correct your standing posture are recommended to help correct a sticking out bottom.
Exercises to correct a “Donald Duck” posture:
Good standing posture:
To help you maintain a correct standing posture, imagine a string attached to the top of your head pulling you upwards. The idea is to keep your body in perfect alignment, maintaining the spine’s natural curvature, neck straight and shoulders parallel with the hips.
- Keep your shoulders back and relaxed
- Pull in your abdomen
- Keep your feet about hip distance apart
- Balance your weight evenly on both feet
- Try not to tilt your head forward, backward or sideways
- Keep your legs straight but knees relaxed