If you belong to the category of people who spend most of their time sitting at work, we have amazing chair exercises which will help you to get in shape while sitting!
According to the statistics, the average American has only 4 hours of free time on a daily basis and most of them have a tendency to spend this free time in front of the TV or scrolling down on Facebook, and again sitting while doing that!
What’s more, the average American mother has 36 minutes of free time every day, meaning that they do not have free time to go to the gym or do some sports activity.
If you are one of those, these chair exercises will be perfect for you, and you will have no excuses since you can perform them at your own home.
Denise Austin is a popular fitness trainer which will show you how to do these 5 simple exercises which are mostly for 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.