Office Exercise Plan – Back and Chest Stretches

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Certified Personal Trainer Michele Ryon demonstrates some back and chest stretches you can do in your office.

    Michele Ryon

    Michele Ryon is a nationally certified Personal Trainer through NASM, ACE and Cooper Institute. She is also certified through ACE and Cooper Institute as a Group Fitness Instructor. She has 7 years experience as a personal trainer and 13 years experience as a group fitness instructor. She currently works at Gold’s Gym in Maryland. Michele trains 15-20 clients per week, ranging in age from 25-90. She strives to teach proper form and technique to minimize injury and achieve the best results. She stresses the importance of exercise coupled with healthy eating to promote a healthy lifestyle. She provides a full- body workout designed to meet each client’s individual needs. As a group fitness instructor, Michele teaches 6-8 classes per week. Gold’s Gym provides Les Mills classes and she is certified in Body Step-step aerobics, RPM-cycling, and Body Pump-weight training. She provides encouragement and coaching so all participants get the most out of their exercise while having fun.

    Hi. I'm Michelle Ryon, a Certified personal Trainer and I am here showing you how to do some exercises and stretches that you can do at the office.

    Right now, I am going to show you how to stretch your upper and lower back and also your chest. So, for the upper back, you want to grasp your hands in front and you want to reach forward with both arms, you can drop your chin to your chest and just relax your upper back and hold this stretch 20 to 30 seconds and then release. For the lower back, you want to lean all the way forward, just let your arms hang down towards the floor. You can widen your knees a little bit if you need to go lower and just let that lower back relax and stretch. You can drop the head towards the floor and then back up.

    And for the chest, you are going to grasp the hands behind your back, lift your chest and raise the arms up behind your back opening the chest and stretching into the chest and shoulders. Again, hold it 20 to 30 second. So, thats how we stretch our upper and lower back and our chest. Now, I am going to show you how to stretch your forearm, your triceps, and your neck.