First, a few things you should know before you move forward reading this post. A) Don't mind the mess that is my apartment. We are 5 people piled into a SMALL apartment. Nothing has a "home" and things fall where they may. Don't judge, or do but just don't comment about it! Also, you know the old saying "somethings gotta give" well housework is my something. B) I showered today but it was at 7 am C) George needs a photography lesson. D) I wear elf hats E) I do own clothes other than workout clothes I just choose not to
Ok back to the regularly scheduled blog. I'm supposed to do something to stretch my arm every hour, spending 1 to 2 minutes an hour. This might sound like it's easy but in the hustle and bustle of everyday life fitting it in isn't really that easy. I mean I don't walk around with my pulley and
I used to do this for 5 minutes but have been doing three minutes this way and then 3 minutes doing external pulley stretches too.
|Bad form.... elbow is supposed to be in to side. DARN!|
Not the kind George would be hoping for. You are supposed to use a broomstick but who owns a broom in this day and age. I use a Swiffer.
|Yes this hurts so good|
This movement is so darn tight and stubborn. I'm ready to just give up on it and realize I'll have to give up left handed ping pong. It's a sacrifice I know.
The kind of pole stretches George is really looking for:
Wait what? How'd that get in there? Seriously though, this is what happens when you give George the camera.
Wall Slides and Corner Streches (not pictured b/c George was apparently distracted; must have been previewing above picture):
Wall slides are just like it sounds, stretcing your arm up as high as it will go, sliding your hands down and then back up. To do corner stretches you stand in the corner (Jack asked why I was in the naughty corner) and rest your palms and elbows on the wall and then press forward. It's a nice stretch for the chest I think.
Using this device you are supposed to move the "arm" out to a position where you think you can hold the stretch for 10 minutes. When I first started using this machine the rotation was barely past where my right arm is in the picture. So I guess I have come a long way. Anyway, you hold the stretch for 10 minutes, rest 10 minutes and repeat. I'm supposed to do that THREE TIMES A DAY. Um yeah, with everything else, not happening. I do try to use it once a day.
So there you have it! That is what I do in my spare time. And you thought I just ate cookies. Shame on you, I do chocolate covered cherries too.