Shoulder tension is a big issue for us as we are perpetually looking down on screens. The unconscientious use of upper shoulder muscles and disengagement of the mid and low back muscles often results in tightness, stiffness and pain. There’s even a modern term for this bad posture – text necks!
The easiest way to reduce shoulder tension is to learn to relax those upper trapezius muscles. Also, we have to strengthen our latissimus dorsi and lower-mid upper trapezius. The 10 minutes online Pilates class will stretch your pectorals (chest muscles) and increase your shoulder mobility to reduce neck tension, shoulder pain and shoulder stiffness.
All workouts in the 10 Minutes to Your Best Body Workout – 14 Day Quarantine Workout – Singapore Pilates Edition are suitable for all genders, young, seniors, and even those going through rehabilitation for frozen shoulders. I’ve created these 10 minutes classes – Singapore Pilates Edition to cater to the local population. I will work out with you in real-time, 1 minute per exercise, no repeated exercises and no equipment required.
This 10 minutes Pilates class is real-time so it feels like you are in a Singapore Pilates class with me cueing corrections and modifications as we go along to ensure you are always engaging the right muscles for an effective workout.
Repeat the Shoulder Stretches video at least twice a day – ideally once at the start of the day and another round before dinner. This is a self-regulated Pilates class – meaning you can do faster or slower than me but try to keep to sustain the 1 minute per Pilates exercise. I would also recommend you to start with Day 1 to Day 6 into your daily routine to keep you moving throughout the day. If you are doing from Day 1, you can focus on just one round for each day.
Read more about 14 Days Pilates Quarantine Workout – Singapore Pilates Edition here:
❥ Day 1: Flexible Spine
❥ Day 2: Loosen Those Hips
❥ Day 3: Tight Abs & Obliques
❥ Day 4: Lean Legs
❥ Day 5 filming was corrupted. 🙁 I will have to retake Day 5 when Pilates studio is open.