Tip: Kyphosis and Back Training

Working on your posture? Your choice of back exercises could be making it worse. Here's what you need to know.

Kyphosis (a forward curvature of the upper spine) is a common issue. To fix this, it's easy to gravitate to pull-ups or chins as a default major movement. But that's a mistake.

Based on the body's starting point, the overhead position can be very harmful to the shoulders, which will present immobility in the presence of a kyphotic spine. Those with kyphosis are far better off doing more rowing motions than pull-up motions.