If you are one of those people who spend most of their day sitting at work, you should definitely try the following chair exercises, as they can help you get in shape while sitting!
Reports say that the average American has only four hours of free time daily, and in most cases, this time is spend watching TV, scrolling down the Facebook accounts, and again- sitting!
What’s more, the average American mother has 36 minutes of free time every day!
Yet, you no longer have excuses, as you can work out at home, or try these amazing chair exercises!
The fitness trainer you are going to see below is Denise Austin, a popular fitness trainer, reveals these 5 simple exercises to target busy women and workaholics.
Exercise #1: Knee Pull-Ins
Sit upright and move towards the edge of your chair. Place your feet in front in front of you. To perform the exercise, lift your knee into your abs using your hands for support. You should feel a pull in your lower abs.
Exercise #2: Double Knee Lift
This exercise will get your full abdominal region working. Place your arms on your chair’s armrest for support and lift both of your knees to your chest. Do your best not to lean into your knees; let your abs do the work of bringing them up to your chest.
If your chair does not have arm rests, hold the seat of the chair with your hands.
Exercise #3: Oblique Pull Ups
With this exercise, you’ll be using the same motion as the last one. This time, however, you’ll want to lean to one side. This will target the sides of your abdomen. Repeat the motion until you begin to feel a burn. Then, lean to the other side and do the same number of repetitions.
Exercise #4: Floor Reaches
Sick of those love handles? Don’t worry; we’ll take care of those with this exercise. Keep your feet flat on the floor in front of you and stretch your arms out at your side. Then, lean in and reach with one arm towards the opposite foot. Repeat this, alternating sides after each rep.
Exercise #5: Pull Up
If you’ve got a chair with wheels, you’ll definitely want to back it into a wall for this exercise to keep it from moving. Once you’re stable, place your arms on the armrest and lift yourself up. As you do, use your abs to pull your knees up and in. Hold this post for as long as you can and then return to a sitting position
Yet, remember to always consume a balanced and healthy diet.
The following exercises will definitely make you do anything to free yourself at least for an hour daily to exercise and get the body you dream of!