A Workout you can do at your DESK!!

16 Feb

Strength training that can be done without anyone even noticing that you’re working out!

I know, I know…we are all soooo busy and there aren’t enough hours in a day.  I have heard more excuses than I care to share with you, my loyal readers.  So today I am giving you yet another reason why your excuses won’t work.  Yes, that’s right.  You can now workout while you are working!!  Trust me, it can be done.

Hold each of these exercises for as long as you can and repeat 10 times. Do NOT hold your breath while doing them, instead concentrate on slow, even breathing.

  • Abs: Sitting straight in your chair, contract your abs – don’t bend over, just hold them as tight as you can and for as long as you can.  Be careful not to hold your breath – that increases your blood pressure and isn’t good for you.
  • Hamstrings (back of your thighs) and Quadriceps (front of your thighs): Sitting straight in your chair, extend one leg straight out under your desk, and push your bent leg down into the floor.  I love this move because you can work both legs at the same time (and I just LOVE multi-tasking!!)
  • Calves: With both legs bent, flex your foot down and push your toes into the carpet, causing your calves to contract.
  • Shoulders: With your arm bent at 90 degrees, swing your chair so that your forearm is parallel to your desk, now push your arm outwards against the desk. Use the rest of your body to counter the force that you’re exerting against your desk.
  • Biceps: With your arm bent at 90 degrees, and sitting perpendicular to your desk, make a fist with your hand, and place it below your desk surface. Now push your fist upwards into the desk.
  • Triceps: Sitting upright in your chair, arm bent at 90 degrees, push your arm back into the backrest of your chair. Use your abdominal strength to counter the backward force

Okay now be honest…how many of  you tried at least one of these moves while you were reading this article?  See how easy that was?

Until next time,

Have a fit and fabulous day!

Lisa

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One Response to “A Workout you can do at your DESK!!”

  1. Jackie Recendez February 29, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    Very good written article. It will be beneficial to anybody who utilizes it, including me. Keep up the good work – for sure i will check out more posts.

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