A so-called muscular imbalance is an imbalance in the muscles. This results in a consistent pattern of muscle weakening and muscle tension.
Our movement system reacts to recurring incorrect or excessive strain (sitting too much, incorrect posture, excessive physical exertion, etc.) and begins to weaken the postural muscles. This means that the actual movement muscles have to take on this holding work. Since our movement muscles are not designed for static holding work, they quickly become overwhelmed and react by shortening and tensing up.
Solutions for muscular imbalances
In order to get rid of such an imbalance, the tense and shortened muscles must be loosened and stretched and the muscles that are too weak must be trained again. In addition, it is essential to localize the cause of the development and to avoid it, otherwise the cycle cannot be interrupted.