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The Goddess Nutrition Office Workout
Saturday, June 24, 2017
One of the most common excuses for not working out is lack of time. However, at Goddess Nutrition we believe you can always make time
So, here are just a few office friendly exercises you could try at work:
Chair squats – Try 20 reps
Plant your feet flat on the floor making sure your feet are in line with your knees. Drive your power through your feet (focusing on your heels). Stand
completely straight then lower with control back into the seated position.
Knee pull-ins – Try 10 reps
For this exercise it would be preferable to stand but if that is going to disrupt the office feel free to perch on the edge of your chair! Pull your knee
into your chest, hugging with your arms to squeeze the knee a little closer with control. Release gently and repeat with opposite leg.
Oblique bends – Try 20 reps
Bend sideways at the waist slowly with control focusing on tensing your sides and stomach as hard as you can.
Chair body lifts – Try 10 reps
For this exercise you need to find your central balancing point on your chair. Place your hands over the edges of your chair and push yourself away from
your chair. try to only use your arms and keep your feet off the floor as your body lifts up.
Hamstring curls – Try 10 reps
Standing will be the most effective for this exercise. Slowly and with control lift you foot up towards your rear tensing your hamstrings and glutes as
you lift. Lower with control and repeat with opposite leg.
Desk pushups – Try 10 reps
Firstly make sure your desk is not on wheels and won’t move if you lean all of your weight on it! Lean at an angle towards your desk, plant your feet close
together and stand on the balls of your feet. Place your hands comfortably around the edge of the desk and push away and towards your desk.
Side lunge – Try 10 reps
Make sure you have sufficient room to stretch out either side of you. Lunge to the sides one leg at a time, keeping both feet facing forwards with the
lunging leg bending and the stationary leg straight.
Book press – Try 10 reps
Shoulder blade squeezes – Try 20 reps and hold 10 seconds per rep
Triceps dips – Try 10 reps
Find a solid platform such as a step to sit on, place your hands either side of your hips gripping the edge of the step. Extend your legs so you are no longer sitting on the step and all of your weight is going through your arms. Slowly dip your body up and down, bending and extending your arms with control.
Why not make it into a super fun challenge between you and your work colleagues? Who doesn’t love a bit of competitiveness!