Reverse Snow Angels – Purveyors of Posture
Video by Travis Ewart

Sitting at a desk too much? How is your posture as you read this? The dreaded “shoulder roll” is easy to spot, not only because of the evident poor posture but also because with the introduction of technology to the world, we have become accustomed to leaning forward in our seats to take a better look at the screen or to check our phones, and it’s an epidemic!

Take a look at these Reverse Snow Angels and give them a try at home. You can either go for reps or time, but either way this exercise (in addition to mobility work on your upper anterior muscles) may be your saving grace. By working the upper back in so many different degrees you are re-awakening the muscles that have become lengthened, lazy, dormant and atrophied over time and it feels amazing! Be sure to keep your arms straight, shoulder blades squeezing together, take about four seconds per rep, and keep your hands off the ground!

First-timers –

Three sets of:
Reverse Snow Angels x 20 reps
Rest 2 minutes

Novice –

Three sets of:
Reverse Snow Angels x 30 reps
Rest 2 minutes

Pro –

Three sets of:
Weighted Reverse Snow Angels (5/2.5) x 40 reps
Rest 2 minutes