How to Workout at Work: Airplane Arms

How to Workout at Work: Airplane Arms

We don’t all have the ability to exercise at work, but Pilates can be done ANY WHERE!  There have been various studies that show long term negative postural effects – especially in the neck and shoulders – from the way we hold ourselves throughout the day (standing, at a computer, on our phones, driving). 

For this month’s “How to Workout at Work,” take a few moments every couple of hours to get your blood flowing, stretch your arms, and strengthen your upper back and shoulders to help counter-act those effects on your posture!


Airplane Arms

  1. Sit up tall.
  2. Lengthen your low back.
  3. Extend your arms straight out to your sides like wings of an airplane.
  4. Start with palms facing down.
  5. Rotate arms from inside the shoulder socket, palms face up.
  6. Chest up.
  7. Bottom tips of shoulder blades draw forward toward your heart.
  8. Lift your chest from the strength in your upper back.
  9. Gaze straight ahead and breathe.
  10. Hold for 30 seconds, repeat 3 times.

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