Elliott Hulse is one of the most charismatic and likeable people on the YouTube fitness scene.  More importantly, his understanding of bio-mechanics, posture, and exercise correction is unparalleled to any fitness personality you will find on the internet.  His utilization of the bioenergetic stool is great for everyone.

The stool is simple to make, allows for thoracic extension, and promotes flexibility, deep breathing and good posture.  A majority of people in the world fail at achieving all of these.

kyphotic postureThis is because of repetitive movement patterns.  As I often say, the world is a forward world.  Most people sit at a desk, work on a computer, reach forward toward a mouse or sit for long periods of time while driving.   Constantly being in these types of postures cause the shortened muscles (chest, lats, front of shoulders, ect.) to become tight and the lengthened muscles (muscles of the upper back) to become weak.

This leads to rounded shoulders, upper and lower back pain, neck pain, kyphotic posture(illustrated to the left), and improper movement patterns.  These types of muscle imbalances can only be fixed through corrective stretching and exercise.  The bioenergetic stool is a great tool that will assist you in achieving this goal!

Check out Elliott Hulse’s video discussing how the stool is used.

If you are want to make a stool of your own, check out this video by Visceral Strength & Performance for step by step instructions.

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