COUCH POTATO CURE WITH THESE 7 STRETCHES
Couch potatoes are real. How do I know? I live in the United States and I have a television. That pretty much guarantees that even I am a couch potato. And I work out, I eat right and I pay attention to what my body tells me. But if you own a TV, you are also a couch potato to one degree or other. And if you have a desk job, too, forget about it. You have starch in your soul and lard in your ass. But it’s not the good kind. So what to do? Well, stretch. Stretch strategically. Here are 7 stretches that will help you get your potato out of the couch. Believe me, your body will thank you and you will feel better almost instantly.
THE HIP FLEXOR STRETCH TAKES PRESSURE OFF THE POTATO
Start out in either a split squat or the lunge position. Make sure to square your hips forward while your back heel is still able to lift off the ground. Then lower your rear knee to the ground and lift your arms overheard at the same time. If you need to, rest your rear knee on the ground for stability.
THE DOORWAY CHEST STRETCH WILL OPEN UP YOUR ENERGY LINES
Here you need to just stand in a doorway. Put your right foot in front of your left. Next, lift your left arm up a little over 90 degrees, placing your left forearm and elbow on the wall. Then lean forward. You will feel a stretch in your chest and that’s where you hold position. Then switch your feet and arm for the other side and repeat.
THE LAT STRETCH WILL BRING STABILITY, BURN LARD
For this one you will need a box to stand on and a pull up bar. Stand on the box while grabbing the bar. Make sure your overhand grip is shoulder-wide. While keeping your arms straight, slowly lower in a squat. You will quickly feel a stretch in your lats. Be sure to breathe! Eventually, the goal is to hang with all your weight. But be sure to take a few weeks to get there!
THE HAMSTRING STRETCH HELPS PULL ALL TENSION
This is easy but challenging. You will stand with your feet spread the same distance as your shoulder width. You want to keep your spine neutral as you slowly dip your body forward towards the ground. Make sure to have your arms pointed forward and then down as you go. As soon as you feel tension, or if your back starts to bend, stop.
THE GLUTE BRIDGE WILL FIND THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD
Here you will lay on the ground, face up. Have your feet flat in a sit-up position. Put your hands down by your sides. Next, press your heels and lift your hips up. Your body should make one straight line between your knees and your shoulder. This one you should do 15 times, twice. Be sure to hold at the top for no more than two seconds for each lift.
THE PRONE COBRA WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO STUFF YOU FORGOT ALL ABOUT
Here you will instead lie facing down on the floor. Your hands will be underneath your shoulder. Breathe out and lift your chest up. Keep your shoulder blades tight and together. Again, you will hold for two seconds only and then lower back down, slowly. Also again, do this 15 times, twice.
THE PLANK IS NOT FOR PHOTOGRAPHS, BUT DO IT ANYWAY
You re again on the ground facing down. Put your elbows right underneath your shoulders. Make a straight line on your body with your heels, hips, upper back, shoulders and head. This position should be held for 30 seconds, twice. Feel the lard burn.
Do these 7 stretches whenever you can! They can change your life for the better. You will have less stress and burn off some of that lard, no matter how little you think you have. So help get rid of some of that couch potato in you and be healthier! Seriously, these 7 stretches are simple but effective. Do them.