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How does strengthening my rhomboids help improve my posture?

The rhomboids are responsible for squeezing the shoulder blades back and together and providing stability to the shoulder complex, making them important for your posture. Strengthening them helps to elevate the chest and maintain an upright trunk, essentially putting the body into the exact opposite position when compared to the rounded and hunched upper-body posture that so many individuals exhibit.

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