Exercises To Do At Your Desk
Many individuals whose main line of work revolves around sitting glued to the same chair, day in and day out, are fronted with a similar dilemma – Extreme Weight Gain (particularly from the lower body), Poor Posture, Back Pain, Muscular Pain and Stiffness!
Here is what you need to do, in order let your mind run a little wild towards the side of creativity maybe and give yourself and your body a chance to experience a workout session in a rather unconventional, nonetheless, an interesting way! Yes, we are referring to desk exercises to your rescue! Desk workouts may not command high-intensity, but they do gather some benefits, and well, something is better than nothing - agreed?
Splurge on these desk exercise ideas, and exercise at your desks if you can’t find the time to sign up for a gym, or better yet combine the two together, and stay at your fittest!
Chair squats are a rather simple and quick to-do desk exercise! All you have to do is face your back towards the chair, hold it by its arms rests on either side, and dip low bending your knees. Once you’ve bent enough that your buttocks are touching the chair, slowly rise and get back into standing position again! Do one set of 12 squats, and repeat the set at least 4 times to get better toning for the legs and the butt!
Dip It Low!
If you want to work on your triceps, then dips off your desk table is the best desk exercise you will ever find! To get this desk workout going, face your back to the desk, hold the edges of the table with your arms straight, and stretch your legs out. Now, bend your elbows and dip low towards the ground, and then back up to starting position! Yes, it is just that easy! Dip at least 12 times the same way in one set, and repeat the set around 4 times to build those triceps and get your arms in good shape!
Push It Up!
We all know the best exercise to work your chest muscles is push-ups! Now, you can do push-ups at your office as well, in a rather discrete, not so awkward and attention drawing manner! For this desk exercise, facing your desk put your hands on the edges of the table. Now, lower your chest towards the desk as much as you can and stay for a second or two, and then move back up to starting position! A set of 12 push-ups done at least 3 times, should do the job for you!
Another very simple yet effective desk exercise that can really help you tone your thighs is leg extensions! This one has to be the least effort exerting and potentially the simplest of all desk workout exercises! All you have to do is, while seated on your desk chair, extend your legs out straight till they are in level with your hip. Hold them there for as long as you can, and then relax them back to the ground! Voila!