THE HUMAN CHAIR-LIFT: 1. Sit on the edge of your chair with your hands on either side of your bum, fingers forward. Have your feet on the floor in front of you, far enough forward that your knees make a 90-degree angle. 2. Slowly lift your hips slightly off of the chair without flailing your elbows, but keep your bum close to the chair’s edge. Use your upper-back muscles to draw your shoulders slightly back while also lifting your chest slightly toward the ceiling. Hold for 15 seconds. 3. Finish by rolling your shoulders backward 10 times.
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