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Exercise In Your Car: But Don't CRASH

Exercise In Your Car: But Don't CRASH

In honor of the Oscar winning Best Picture from last year, I created a mini-car workout. Now you must be careful so you don't Crash while doing these 3 exercises. Remember keep your eyes on the road, but you can make any car ride beneficial for your body.

Here's what you do:

  • Work your abdominals by holding in your belly for 30 to 60 seconds. This will work your deep abdominals and help you on your way to a flatter stomach. Focus on breathing in the back and sides of your lungs while keeping your belly pulled toward your spine.
  • Squeeze your glutes alternating sides. Left booty for 5 seconds, then right booty for 5 seconds. Keep alternating sides for 10 to 20 reps. This can be a little challenging at first, but it is a great way to create some circulation on your backside while sitting on it.
  • Put one arm, and one arm only, behind your headrest and push your hand toward your head. You should feel your bicep contract. Hold this for 10 seconds, then switch arms. This is a great exercise to try when you are at a stop light, rather than a curvy road or a crowded freeway.

Try these exercises on your evening commute.

Join The Conversation
fitmomma fitmomma 8 years
I got a new audio CD on Amazon called "Carpool karma" that has mental and physical exercises you do in the car (brain exercises to keep your brain sharp, and upper body exercises for waiting time - not when the car is moving!). It's fun and effective and great for spare time.
larrys larrys 8 years
I don't think the auto circulation authorities would agree with all these tips, keeping an eye on the road sometimes is not enough and you know that. We are already exposed to risks on the road, I don't want to make that risk even higher. Having access to discount car parts is still not motivating enough to make me try that.
Season Season 10 years
Anyone else have any good ideas? I was hoping to compile a list of exercises that can be done at work or in the car. I'd really like to find an exercise for the sides (lovehandles) that isn't too weird to do at work.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
Wow, GG! I don't feel so bad now, either. I'm an hour both ways. But now that's two hours of working my butt! Haha, I have actually always done the glute thing, as a person that has a hard time sitting still. But the arm one is new to me...and was very needed!
Pinkrabbit Pinkrabbit 10 years
Woah! GolferGirl you do that every day?! I was going to say that I drive to work in over an hours worth of traffic and then home in 45 minutes or more of traffic! Not as much as her up there but still too much! Thanks for these. ~*~Melissa~*~
GolferGirl GolferGirl 10 years
I commute 150 miles a day. I need these exercises and any others you have!
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