As a result, these muscles
tend to become overworked, short, and tight while opposing postural muscles in the mid-back and back-of-shoulders areas
tend to become underworked, overstretched, and weak. This creates a muscle imbalance that contributes to poor posture
and often leads to injury and pain usually in the back, shoulders, and neck.
In order to counteract this muscle
imbalance, improve posture, and help avoid injury and pain, “mirror muscles” should be stretched more often and
postural muscles should be strengthened more often. Ultimately, this will lead to less physical dysfunction
and greater overall health.
Jeff kept studying and training while completing numerous
continuing education courses on posture analysis and post rehab. He became an expert at assessing posture,
detecting muscle imbalances, and developing exercise programs to correct these muscle imbalances and stabilize the body -
specifically the core musculature (abdominals, obliques, hamstrings, and gluteals) and the spinal column consisting of the
lumbar (lower back), thoracic (mid and upper back), and cervical (neck) areas.
He formed Posture Plus Fitness to share his knowledge and help people look and feel
their absolute best by minimizing their pain and maximizing their function through a safe and effective exercise program and
a healthy and fit lifestyle.
Jeff became a vegan in March 2012. He earned a Plant-Based Nutrition
Certificate from eCornell and T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in June 2014, and a Forks Over Knives Plant-Based
Certificate from Rouxbe Online Cooking School in July 2017.