AOA Chair Stretch Workout

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

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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.

Overhead Stretch

Take a deep breath in and stretch arms up toward ceiling. Exhale and bring arms back down.

Chest Stretch

With arms at sides, focus on pulling the shoulder blades together and down toward the ground.

Spine Twist

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.

Shoulder Rolls

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.

Head Circles

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.

Hamstring Stretch

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.

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