Summer is here and many of us will be hitting the open road. A long drive can be hard on your body. You can use these movements to work off a little energy, pass the time, and tone those muscles while in the car.
If you are the driver, seat pushes can help exercise your triceps. Hold the steering wheel at 10 and 2, gripping tightly with your elbows loose and bent. Straighten your elbows and push against the steering wheel, pushing your back into the seat. If you’re a passenger, you can also exercise the triceps with tricep pushes. Sit-up straight with your feet flat on the floor. Position your hands on the sides of your hips, flat on the seat with your elbows bent. Straighten your elbows to lift your butt up off the seat. Repeat for a desired number of reps. Don’t forget to only exercise when the car is stopped and abide by all traffic laws.
Sit tall, with your hands behind your head and your fingers clasped. While keeping your spine straight, slowly bend to the right. The more you bend, the deeper the stretch on your side. Hold for a short increment of time. Coming back into a neutral position, switch to the left side. Repeat for a desired number of sets.
Position both of your feet flat on the floor. Raise your heels high, putting your weight in the balls of your feet while contracting your calves. Rock back on your heels to stretch the shins. To increase difficulty, use a tennis ball under the ball of the foot for a greater range of motion. Repeat for a desired number of reps.