The Importance Of Standing Straight

By | March 6, 2016

Standing straight is the subject of a favourite poster of mine that I purchased from a school sale some years ago. This is the perfect tool to explain why the first movement of Walter Camp’s Daily Dozen – simply standing to attention – is such an excellent exercise in itself!

Standing Straight

Stand Erect – The Muscles Which Help You To Stand Erect

Standing Straight

The poster really says it all, but just to confirm, by standing straight you are going to work the following muscles:

  • Muscles of the front of the neck
  • Erector spinae muscles
  • Rectus abdominus muscles
  • Hamstring muscles
  • Muscles of the front of the thigh
  • Calf muscles
  • Shin muscles

Not bad eh? Low impact exercise that you can do anywhere and that works seven different areas!  Image what the other eleven exercises could do for you…

Walter Camp’s Daily Dozen, fully updated for the 21st Century, is available from these sources:



And as a PDF from Gumroad:

Walter Camp's Daily Dozen

Author: Richie Neville

My name is Richie Neville and I am not now, nor have I ever been, a professional athlete. I do not approach my fitness training as one who has ever had the external support of coaches, nutritionists, therapists and trainers. I am just a normal guy who wants to stay as fit as I can for as long as I can. None of the exercises I promote are 'insane' or 'x' rated. Join me at Internal Force Fitness to find out more.

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