The garments definitely help with postural support as they encourage optimal horizontal extension and retraction of the Scapulae, (upper central key points) giving a Scapulothoracic neutral posture. The value in this for function is to lessen kyphotic stress in the primary curvature which physiologically eases counter-stress in the secondary curvature of the segments. The wearer should therefore be aware of less effort and mechanical stress particularly with prolonged standing or sitting and may, indeed, notice improved ergonomics with upper limb activity.

Kevin Lidlow Physiotherapist, GB Olympic Team



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Equmen Core Precision undershirt

Apparently a big hit overseas, the Core Precision undershirt (otherwise known as the "wondershirt") is, as my ever-unsympathetic fiancé e Colleen observed, a "control-top undershirt" for men. While designed for athletic support and general cosmetic enhancement, the stretchy garment (from $89 at seems like something conceived as a lesson in gender empathy. The idea is to put your typical attire over the glorified wife-beater and marvel as it improves your posture while slimming your upper body. Somewhat shockingly, that's exactly what happened. I wore the wondershirt (say it loud, say it proud!) while tackling a day's worth of writing, finally sitting naturally upright thanks to the tautness of the polyester-blend fabric. And more significantly, I wore it to the gym where I found new determination among the dumbbells and workout benches. My muscles were discernibly more disciplined, and it was markedly easier to feel the subtleties of every stretch. Peeling off the sweaty shirt, however, felt like Houdini unshackling from a straitjacket, making my droopy torso reappear-which is why I may consider wearing it every day.-Kenny Herzog