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Seated workouts Ė not just for the mobility challenged

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

I run over 20 miles a week, but when seeking a spark video I turn to the seated workouts first.

I know the importance of moving your whole body. My whole body moves a lot and quite happily too. Exercise was never my problem. I just ate enormous quantities of food.

I understand that the seated workouts were probably originally designed for those who have trouble standing for extended periods. However, Iíve become a fan too.

When I view a seated video
Iím sitting right in front of the screen.
My focus is on the moves being demonstrated
My form mirrors the instructor and form is important
I can concentrate on my upper body

These are moves I can do throughout the day while sitting in a confined space.
Sometimes I donít even need a video. Yesterdayís Spark email began with seated yoga poses. DH & I have another cruise coming up (after an 8 hr flight). Talk about confined spaces! This is the printout Iíll be taking with me.

Numbers 7 & 8 will have to wait til we get into our cabin. I donít want to upset the flight crew.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WILSONWR 5/9/2013 5:25PM

    You'd have a hard time doing 7 and 8 anyway with the confined spaces in an airplane!

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HFAYE81 5/8/2013 1:04PM

    Great idea! This is a great way to isolate and concentrate on muscles that maybe running leaves out!

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BOILHAM 5/7/2013 8:14PM

    I do a lot of seated exercises too. They help with concentration and isolating muscle groups, so you're not rocking back on your heels, or using a 'reverse bounce' to get those weights to move. Seated exercises really help you maintain correct form.
Good job!

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OWL_20 5/7/2013 4:21PM

    You sound like me, always active just ate and ate. Not a clue how to eat healthy, either. I just saw something about the seated exercises the other day, have to say I really like the idea. Thanks a bunch for the link!

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TORTISE110 5/7/2013 9:13AM

    Good thinking! Will steal. Heading across county on a jet at end of week. Timely post for me. THANK YOU!!

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ZENMAN1 5/7/2013 9:01AM

    During long flights I get a good rapport with the attendants and walk 'at appropriate times' to the back and explain that I get neck and back muscle cramps. I have never had a problem doing stretching moves, nothing on the floor though...
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DR1939 5/7/2013 8:56AM

    Good idea!

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KANOE10 5/7/2013 8:51AM

    Have a great cruise. I have never thought of a seated workout. This may be useful at work!


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KELLIEBEAN 5/7/2013 8:18AM

    I'm also very active but I am a fan of the seated arm and shoulder video. I do that every once in a while. It is challenging!

Have a great cruise

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CELIAMINER 5/7/2013 8:06AM

    This really is a good seated workout! I'm just back last night from vacay, and I didn't realize I was already doing half of this workout on the plane (1, 2, 3, 5, and 6). I also do seated twists and knee-to-chest. Glad you have another great cruise planned!

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WELLNESSME09 5/7/2013 7:41AM

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COCK-ROBIN 5/7/2013 7:15AM

    LOL! Have a great time!

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