Deskercise - The Office Workout!
Chances are you are reading this sitting in your office chair, inactive, hunched over a computer with terrible posture! I know I am writing this striking a similar pose!
Getting out during a working day for some sort of exercise is not always possible. The following workout is designed for the office. All you need is a chair and something, like a table, to lean on.
If you are too embarrassed to do it in an open plan office why not get a pal to join in to share the embarrassment or find a meeting room where you can do it. No excuses :-)
What level are you? ￼
Squats - Give me 20.
Keep your core engaged, back as straight as possible and clench your butt at the top.
Lunges - 20 reps.
Face forward, bend your knees to lunge and push back on your leading leg. Alternate for each leg.
Tricep Dips on your chair - Give me 10.
Make sure your chair is not on wheels and is sturdy!
Knee lifts - Do 10 reps.
Hold on to the chair. Lean back until your abs engage and then lift your knees up towards your chest.
Leg Lifts - 20 on each leg.
Sit straight, engage your abs and straighten your leg until parallel with your hips! Alternate each leg.
Desk pushups - 10 reps.
Form is everything! Keep a straight line from your head to your heels.
Tips: If you try this workout three days in a row we promise you will feel it in your muscles and feel better for it! Stick a reminder into your calendar to make sure you remember your workout. Just do it - doctors orders!