Just so nobody tries to sue me, this workout is to be done either from the passenger's seat or while the car is safely stopped. We good? I'm no lawyer, but I am VERY sure that statement is legally binding.
My friend and Boot Camper Larissa asked to me to come up with a workout you can do in the car. Since a lot of people are traveling this time of year, I thought you might find this interesting as well.
Whether you are driving or sitting in the car for extended periods of time, it can make you sluggish, sleepy, and stiff. This workout should help make you feel more alert and loose. This does not replace a real workout, but every little bit helps.
Steering wheel exercises:
All of these exercises are for 5 seconds, rest 5 seconds, repeat that sequence for 60 seconds. If you are a beast, might not want to do these.
Pushes- hands at 3 and 9 o'clock, push as hard as you can.
Flyes- Same hand position, keep your arms bent, elbows up, and try to crush the steering wheel.
Pull aparts- same positioning as above, but pull out. This will train you to be awesome at opening cereal bags.
Scap pulls- same hand position, arms stay straight, pinch your shoulder blades together. Imagine someone has their finger in between your shoulder blades and you are trying to pinch their finger.
Curls- hands at 5 and 7 o'clock lift up on the wheel.
Toe to head squeeze:
5 second holds, rest 5 seconds then move on to the next body part. Repeat as much as needed. Car is in park or you are riding shotgun.
1. Pull your toes back towards your shins
2. Push your toes into the ground
3. Flex your calves
4. Heels in the ground, toes off the ground, pull your heels back towards you without actually moving to work your hamstrings
5. Flex your thighs. Or if you are in a large vehicle or you are a small person, extend your legs out and flex at the top
6. Flex your butt cheeks, also look at yourself in the mirror and/or at your fellow passengers while doing so. Just trust me.
7. Pull your belly button in as tight as you can and hold it like you are putting on a pair of pants that doesn't fit.
8. Palms up, arms bent, flex your biceps upwards without actually moving
9. Arms straight, palms facing in toward your body, push your arm backwards. Make sure to focus on squeezing your triceps (back part of your upper arm)
10. Shrug your shoulders
Try it out some time and let me know what you think!