Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Believe it or not, you actually can perform a workout routine in your car. While breaking a sweat while driving is near to impossible, you can use a simple calorie expending trick that musters up enough heat to give your metabolism an automobile boost. The trick is called “isometric” muscle contractions. This means that you use your muscles to apply a force against an object, but the muscles don’t actually move or change in length. For example, if you press both hands together as hard as possible and hold for 5-20 seconds, this is considered an isometric exercise. Other examples include thigh contractions, floor stomps, headrest pushes, butt squeezes, bicep flexing, shoulder shrug holds, and stomach tightening. You’ll be amazed at how much a series of these movements can raise your body’s temperature and increase the heart rate,
all without leaving the driver’s seat.