Exercises To Control Flabbiness
Get firm glutes, flat abs and tones triceps - even if your bottom barely leaves our desk chair. Sitting at a desk all day may exercise your mind, but it does nothing for your body. In fact, inactivity can wreak havoc on your physique, causing weak and inflexible muscles. The result: flabby abs, jiggly triceps, a droopy butt and an overall increased risk for injury. To the rescue: quick fixes that target all your workplace trouble zones. Incorporate them into your routine and soon you - and your body - will be back in business both on and off the clock.
Problem Area And Solution:
1. The Problem: Ab Flab
Slouching down in a chair all day leaves your abdominal lax.
The Solution: Hold a 2 to 3 pound medicine ball in both hands and extend arms at shoulder height. Shift weight onto your right foot but keep your hips square. Using the ball, draw an imaginary figure eight in front of your body. Perform 5 reps, rest, and repeat for 3 sets.
2. The Problem: Saggy Butt
The Cause: Sitting for hours keeps your glutes in a relaxed position, causing the muscles to lose tone.
The Solution: Try the backside booster. Assume pushing position. Bend your elbows and place your forearms on the floor, keep elbows under shoulders. Lift left foot about 12 inches off the floor, flex, then point toes. Hold for 2 counts and return foot to floor. Perform 5 reps, rest, and repeat on other side.
3. The Problem: Tight Calves
The Cause: Wearing high heels puts calves in a perpetually flexed position, making you prone to shin splints.
The Solution: Stretch your calves and strengthen your shins. Sitting upright, wrap a resistance band under the ball of your left foot. Extend left leg and slowly flex left toes up toward shin, hold for 2 counts, then point and hold for 2 more counts. Do 12 reps and switch sides.
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