CANCELLED: A Gamer's "Sitting" Exercise Class

Status:Canceled
Game Master(s): Nathan Monger
Duration:1/2 hour
Player Max:20
Signed up:0
Track(s):Live Action Role Playing (LARP)
Event Type:Other
Experience Level:Beginner
Age group:All Ages
Description:

A Gamer’s Sitting Exercises (to do while waiting for your next turn) modified from Tia Chi sitting exercises by Dr. Paul Lam.

Goal = “To gently do a complete body stretch/exercise at a gaming table.”
The trick to getting a workout without weights is by providing your own resistance (like when a mime pushes against an invisible wall), but don’t overdo it, none of these exercises should hurt. And only attempt to do those exercises that you have room for…

Stretches/Exercises:
1. Deep Breaths (tongue on the roof of your mouth & breath through your nose)
With Hand movements – (repeat 3x)
• Slowly pull palms in (provide resistance) at chest height while you slowly inhale
• Slowly push palms out (provide resistance) at chest height while you slowly exhale.

2. Head/hand Turn – put hand in front of face with thumb toward nose and turn your head as your hand moves without moving your shoulders.
• Move your hand out (provide resistance) as you follow it with your nose
• Switch hands (repeat 6x)

3. Roll your shoulders: Forward (3x) and Backward (3x)

4. Spine Stretch –
• Slowly push up with one hand and push down with the other (provide resistance)
• Switch hands (repeat 6x)

5. Spine Turn –
• Hold your hands together at chest level, move them from knee to knee, by moving from your back not from your shoulders/arms. (provide resistance) (Repeat 6x)

6. Canoe paddle – (do these 3 actions at the same time, Repeating 6x)
• With arms hanging down, paddle with your hands (provide resistance) from your knees to behind your back squeezing your shoulder blades together
• Push down on the floor with one foot
• Lift your other knee
• Switch legs (repeat 6x)

7. Pushing Invisible Walls (do both-of-these actions at the same time)
• Push Invisible Wall on your left/right side with both hands (provide resistance)
• Move opposite knee out
• Repeat 3x on each side

8. Leg/Arm Stretch (repeat 3x each side) but be careful not to kick anyone on the other side of the table.

9. Foot Exercise/Stretch –
• Tap each foot from heel to toe (Repeat 3x)
• Turn foot on the inside then the outside (Repeat 3x)

10. Stomp the floor and pound your thighs with your fists for a minute.

11. Tense all muscles for 10 seconds and then release. (Repeat 3x)

12. Repeat the ‘Breathing’ exercise to close…