Must Do Moves

Must Do Moves

Fight droopy desk butt with this simple plan. Do these office-friendly stretches several times a day. If your char has wheels, position it against the all for stability.

  1. Breath Dive
    1. Stand with feet hip-width apart. Inhale as you sweep arms overhead to clasp hands.
    2. Hold breath for 10 to 15 seconds and tighten every muscle in body, attempting to pull hands apart and to spread the floor apart with feet.
    3. Exhale and return hands to sides. Let breath return to normal, then repeat 10 times.
  2. Glute Reboot
    1. Stand facing a chair. Hinge at hips and place forearms on seat, allowing both knees to bend slightly.
    2. Contract core and buttocks as you raise right foot toward ceiling, keeping spine neutral. Hold for 5 seconds; then slowly lower. Repeat 5 times, then switch sides and repeat.
  3. Hip Flexor Stretch
    1. Facing chair, step right foot onto seat and reach forward to rest hands on top of chair for stability. Bend left knee toward ground while contacting left gluteal muscles.
    2. Engage leg and hip muscles as if pulling both feet toward each other.
    3. Brace core, breathe deeply and hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute: switch sides and repeat.

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