AOA Chair Stretch Workout
Last updated: July 6, 2020, at 2:26 p.m. PT
Originally published: May 26, 2020, at 8:57 a.m. PT
Try this WOD (workout of the day)! Before starting any exercises, remember to warm up, stretch, and drink plenty of water.
Hold each pose for 30 seconds.
Take a deep breath in and stretch arms up toward ceiling. Exhale and bring arms back down.
With arms at sides, focus on pulling the shoulder blades together and down toward the ground.
Cross arms over chest and slowly twist upper body to one side. Try not to move the rest of the body. Repeat, twisting to the other side.
Bend arms at the elbow and roll shoulders back, making slow circles in the air with elbows. Then, make the same motion, but this time, the circles would be going forward.
Turn head to look over one shoulder. Very slowly, drop the chin and circle the head around and bring it up to look over the other shoulder. Then drop the chin again and circle the head back to the original side.
Scoot forward on the chair and sit a bit closer to the edge. Extend one leg straight out in front with heel of the foot on the ground, foot flexed. Slowly and gently, bend forward at the hip, keeping the back straight. Repeat on the other side.