Situation: In bed
Exercises: Neck, abs & upper arms
HOW: Lift your head and arms slightly off the bed and tense your abs at the same time. This is a static exercise so just hold the position for as long as you can. Try counting to 50. If you managed that then either rest for a few seconds and do another set, or keep counting until you reach 100…or more.
The feeling as you relax after this exercise is unbeatable. You will feel totaly relaxed and can go to sleep knowing that you ended the day on a high note.
Exercise: The Hulk
Situation: In the car waiting for green light
Exercises: Upper body
How many times a day do you find yourself in the car waiting for that annoying traffic light in front of you to turn green? Now you can use that time both for a great upper body workout and also some relaxation.
This exercise is easy peasy. When coming to a stand still, grab on to the steering wheel as hard as you can and tense every muscle in your upper body. Focus on your abs and chest. When I say tense, I mean tense. You should look like the Hulk and breathing shouldn’t be too easy. Stay super tensed for about 15seconds, or for as long as you can manage, or until the light turns green. After you relax you will feel great and if you had any stress it will be left behind at the traffic light.
Exercise: The towel pull
Exercises: Upper arms
This simple static exercise can give your upper arms a real work-through if you put your heart into it.
Just grab a kitchen towel and hold it above your head while pulling to the sides as much as you can. Keep the tension for about 30 seconds or so before resting. Flip your egg, or whatever you are doing, and then go at it again.