YOUR STAND-TALL WORKOUT
These moves will help you become aware of your posture, and open up areas that often force us into hunched positions.
1. HOLLOW BODY ROCK: 45 SECOND HOLDS
Most people don’t use their abs to pull in their rib cages, leading to flared out ribs. When you learn to pull your ribs down, your overall posture and core stability will improve and your midsection will look more compact, says Samuel.
The hollow-body rock is the ultimate core exercise to teach you to how keep those ribs tucked down. Perform 3 total sets, resting for 15 seconds between each.
2. PRONE COBRAS: 5 REPS
People spend much of their day in the seated position while at a desk, eating at a table, staring at their phone, or driving. The prone cobra is the complete opposite of the modern hunched-over position. It activates your backside muscles, pulls the shoulder blades down and back into their rightful position, and opens up the chest.
Your shoulder girdle and chest will appear wider as everything in the area is properly open and/or set in its place, says Samuel. Do 3 total sets, holding each rep for 4 to 5 seconds.