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What's the research behind Stance?

Curious to hear how it works as I badly need to fix my posture. I guess it stretches chest muscles?

Hey Marc, thanks for asking me this! Writing my 'why' page was on my to-dos and this helped me to make the content more useful. I essentially wrote it in response to your question today.

This may not be the scientific answer you’re looking for but most people who ask this question are under the impression that stance fixes your posture by itself. 
It doesn’t.

Stance should be used in bursts to get you used to sitting up straight and it will gradually train you to keep your shoulders back naturally without the corrector.

The improvement I’ve seen in my posture since using Stance is due to being more aware of when I’m slouching and correcting it as needed.

Stance plays a role similar to training wheels while you’re learning to ride your bike.

It shows you how it should feel when you’re sitting correctly, but ultimately it is still up to you to consciously make an effort when not wearing it.

Also, for the first time in my life, I was randomly complimented on my posture (by a friend who didn’t know anything about stance or my experiments) which felt really nice 😁

https://www.getstance.com/pages/about

Thanks for the in depth reply Samuel!

I can see awareness playing a part in fixing it, but I wonder if it's enough.

I'm no expert at all, but it seems like hunched shoulders are a physiological problem where your chest muscles contract and your back muscles are too weak to compensate. Stance can help pull back your shoulders, which can help loosen up your chest muscles, but won't they also make your back muscles weaker since they are now being helped?

As a potential customer I'd love to see an expert weigh in on this. Might be worth considering for your sales page too.

Another website update in response to your response. Thanks for this Marc. Very helpful: https://www.getstance.com/pages/research

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