Even though your GO is a tiny device, it can have a big impact on your posture and the way you carry yourself. A significant part of the work that your GO does involves training you and your muscles to move, sit, and stand a certain way. 

As with any other new exercise or routine that works your muscles, including swimming, yoga, Pilates, going to the gym, or even walking or taking the stairs more, you may experience some mild muscle soreness or discomfort at the beginning. Don’t be discouraged—this is totally normal and is a sign that your muscles are working. With time, as your muscles get stronger, the soreness should go away and you should be left with stronger muscles that can hold you upright comfortably and confidently. 

Here are some tips for handling soreness or discomfort as you’re getting acquainted with your GO: 

  1. It takes time for your body to get used to sitting or moving in a different way and to develop new posture habits. Give yourself some time to adjust, and be patient. 
  2. Stick to your training plan. Our training plans were developed to ease you in. To prevent discomfort, follow the instructions and don’t overtrain beyond what the plan instructs you to do. 
  3. Pay attention to what’s sore and avoid overextending yourself or putting additional strain on that area for a short while.
  4. If you’re feeling sore, take a few days off to rest. You’ll be back to pick up from where you left off quickly! 
  5. Consult a physician or physical therapist if your soreness continues. 

If you have additional questions about getting accustomed to your GO, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at hello@uprightpose.com.

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