Since so many of us are desk jockeys, we're already tight--and weak--in the chest/shoulder region from hunching over our desks, steering wheels and laptops. And the muscles in our backs are also weak but lengthened.
So what's a girl or boy to do? Do those push ups! But make sure you work the opposing muscle groups, as well. And since your chest muscles are tight, make sure to stretch the region.
The shoulder region is the most mobile joint in the body. But if you neglect it or over do it with repetitive movements or excessive strength training, you're more susceptible to injury.
I'll talk soon about how to check your shoulder flexibility, how pilates can help you with your posture, and why we should be strengthening our superficial muscles AND deeper stabilizer muscles.
Now, go take it outside!