You are lying on your back. Your body feels hot, unable to move another inch. Every muscle in your body tells your brain it refuses to move. But your brain tells your body that it must move. You must get up one more time, in order to get the drinks that you could die without. So, your mind tells your carcass to ignore any feelings of being tired, pained, or overused. You place your hands behind your head, to support it as you curl your upper body forwards. Nearing the halfway point, gravity starts to resist, pushing you back towards the ground. But you keep moving forward and leftward, until your right elbow contacts your left knee. Then suddenly, your body quickly drops back to the ground, exhausted from doing your last sit-up of the set. While turning on a swivel bar stool actually reduces resistance, instead of increasing it, the action resembles the turning motion of many stomach exercises.
Genes or Jeans?
The need for stomach exercises shows that overeating has become an epidemic in modern society. In fact, obesity is the U.S.’s second most common cause of preventable death. This fact shows that slow metabolism and “bad” genes cannot always be blamed for obesity. Worse, the problem does not end with obesity. Being overweight can cause other health problems, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. While sitting on a swivel bar stool all day is not advisable, its full range of motion can motivate people to hit the gym.
Twist and Burn
Several exercises are useful in isolating the stomach’s muscles, and many of them require the exerciser to twist the middle part of his body. There are some exercises that isolate certain parts of a person’s midsection.
The jack-knife sit-up is an exercise that focuses on one’s abs. First, sit on a mat or on the floor. Do not try this on a swivel bar stool! You can either use no weight, or place a weight between your ankles. Lie flat on the surface, with hands to the sides. At the same time, raise your knees and upper body until the hips and knees are bent. Then return to the starting position, with the waist, hips, and knees stretched out.
The weighted incline twisting crunch is an excellent exercise for one’s oblique. Hook your feet under padding and lie flat on an incline bench, bending your hips. Use both hands to hold a plate on your chest. Twist your waist, to raise your upper waist from the bench, to one side. Return until the shoulders’ back touches the padded incline board. Then repeat on the opposite side.
After doing several sets of these exercises, you have earned the right to sit on a swivel bar stool, which does all the work for you!