Today is posture day at the AccountingWEB fitness factory. Fitness expert Cindy Whitmarsh recommends you grab a couple of (full) water bottles for this exercise. Remember to breathe!
Step 1: Sitting in your chair, bend over so your chest is lying on your lap.
Step 2: Keep your abs tight and your back as straight as you can get it.
Step 3: Hold a water bottle in each hand with your arms down towards the ground.
Step 4: Raise arms straight out laterally, keeping elbows slightly bent and leading with elbows. Contract your rear shoulder muscles and upper back.
Step 5: Return to starting position.
Step 6: Repeat 10/20 reps.
This exercise improves posture and strengthens rear deltoid and back!
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About the author:
Cindy Whitmarsh is a 17-year veteran fitness professional. She has a bachelor's degree in corporate and community fitness/nutrition from North Dakota State University, and she holds credentials of ACE Certified Fitness Instructor, ACE Certified Lifestyle and Weight management, and NASN Licensed Sports Nutritionist. She has appeared in multiple infomercials, ExerciseTV features, and various news and fitness segments, is the author of "101 Ways to Workout with Weights" as well as two ultrafit cookbooks, and is a nutrition/fitness consultant to many athletes including San Diego Charger football players, San Diego Charger girls, and professional baseball players. For more information, visit her Web site.