Work In a Workout Standing in Line

Fitness Expert Beth Oliver took away our "I-Have-No-T ime" excuse for not working out by showing us what we can do while standing up -- in line at the store or even taking a break from your seat on an airplane.  Some of these we can sneak in without anyone even knowing we're exercising!

 

Step 1

  • Crunch your butt.
  • Tense your butt muscles and hold for a count of 10.
  • Release and deeply inhale and exhale.
  • Repeat eight times.

 

Step 2

  • Hold in your abs.
  • Exhale all your breath so your abdomen is sucked in.
  • Hold for three seconds, inhale and roll your shoulders back for another three seconds.
  • Repeat eight times.

 

Step 3

  • Work leg muscles. Starting with your toes, tense and release every muscle up your leg until you get to the groin area.
  • Do this slowly so you feel the pull and then release of your calves, thighs and all muscles up and down your legs.
  • Repeat twice.

Step 4

  • Work upper body muscles. Using the same tensing and release method as you did for your legs, work your upper body.
  • Start at the base of your torso, tense and release through your back, up your arms and end at the neck.
  • Repeat twice.

 

Step 5

  • Stand on your toes.
  • This one may tip some people off that you are doing more than standing in line but no one usually cares.
  • Stand with your heels flat and your legs shoulder width apart.
  • Using only the muscles of your legs, get up on your tip toes and hold for three seconds.
  • Come down and deeply inhale and exhale.
  • Repeat eight times.

Step 6

  • Do shoulder and head rolls.
  • This exercise, too, may give a little hint that you are exercising.
  • Roll your shoulders back for a count of three, then forward for a count of three.
  • Repeat eight times.
  • Once your shoulders are loosened up, move on to your neck and head.
  • Roll your head to the left three times and then to the right three times.
  • Repeat eight times.

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