We have complied 12 exercises to help improve your posture, strength, flexibility and range of motion! Why? Because your posture is important and unfortunately daily life doesn’t always help to maintain this. From work to daily activities, you may find you compromise your posture without even realising it.
This article has been tried and tested by us at gymguider and we have found it really helps! Plus if you perform them back to back with the recommended amount of reps and three sets, you will not only feel, but you will see the benefits.
All you need is a mat for comfort, if you prefer, and if you perform this for five days a week you will start to feel your muscles relaxing, strengthening and becoming more flexible, plus your strength and stamina will improve!
Target your back, glutes and shoulders to improve your posture and range of motion with this Pilates exercise.
HOW TO DO IT:
- Lie face down with your arms and legs opened into an “X” shape on the floor.
- Then, lift your chest, thighs and arms off floor. Your eyes should be gazing down and your neck in line with your spine.
- Lift your left arm and right leg slightly higher, and then quickly switch sides.
- That’s one rep.
- Do 20 reps as quickly as possible, trying to keep your torso steady as your arms and legs flutter.
Open up the whole front of your body, as those muscles can get tight from sitting at a desk all day.
HOW TO DO IT:
- Lie face down with your knees bent and slightly wider than hip-width apart.
- Reach your arms back to grab your ankles.
- Then, lift your thighs and chest off the floor as high as possible.
- Try to bring your head in line with your heels.
- Hold for up to 30 seconds.
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