If you don't mind answering KPj, even though you did a similar program to the NNM program, how long did you actually do your program before switching? I am just curious about how long this was your main focus in the gym.
The lordosis in my back is more pronouced than any of the case studies in the program, so I realize this is going to take some time. Lucky for me I have found weightlifting very enjoyable so I doubt I will have problems sticking to the routine for as long as it takes.
I don't mind answering at all.
This is kind of complicated to answer because I still do a lot of the stuff in that program. The real 'root cause' of all my problems were all the sitting down I was doing.
So let's just fast forward to my posture being 'fixed'. Naturally, you would think I could now stop doing most of the stuff in that program. However, i'm still sitting down all day. I still do quite a lot of driving. The 'cause' is still there. So, atleast part of the solution needs to remain in order to balance that out.
As for my program. Well, it's sort of evolved. I have my foam rolling, dynamic warm up, and lifting sessions. Foam rolling normally is before the warm up. The warm up is dynamic, which includes a lot of the stuff you can see in NNM. My actual lifting sessions still focus mostly on the posterior chain (I just believe this should be the case). I try and stretch the hip flexors every day, at least. I also still include the movement/gpp days between lifting days.
I guess the biggest difference is I do more lifting, and less of the activation stuff. It's hard to answer because I do my own programs, as opposed to one's you'll find on the net and they have evolved from Cresseys programs. When I want to focus on something, I work it into my current template, so that i'm always strengthening what's weak, 'activating' what I don't use througout the day, stretching what's tight, and avoiding things that bring back pain, regardless of what I focus on.
I think what i'm trying to say is, once you feel this stuff working, you won't want to stop doing it. Looking back at my programs, it was after 3 months that I decided I was only interested in strength, so that could be considered to be when I 'switched'.
If sheds any more light, I believe that any program, no matter what the focus, will work on and around your weaknesses and limitations. Posture is simply a good indication of your weaknesses and limitationsso it should always be a consideration, atleast, if you want to try and perform to your potential (and stay healthy). If you do this program and get results, it will change the way you view training.
I think it will make more sense if I post one of my lifting days and explain how it's covers everything. I'll do that shortly. I'll just post what I done yesterday.