Work out at work: These simple ab exercises can be done from your desk chair!
The daily responsibilities of adulthood may leave very little room for a regular workout routine. Between your morning commute and the tiring workday, the last thing most of us want to do after clocking out is head to the gym. A brilliant solution? Use these easy ab exercises to get a sleek and toned stomach— without ever leaving your desk.
Activate Your Abs With The Double Knee Lift
Press your legs together while holding on to the sides of the chair. While keeping your back straight, lift your knees to your chest. Place them back down without having your feet hit the floor. Repeat for 10 to 20 repetitions for a quick and simple abdominal stretch that can speed up your fitness results.
Target Love Handles With A Simple Bend
Looking to eliminate fat around your stomach and hip area? While sitting in a chair, place your arms outward at shoulder level. Turn the upper portion of your body to the right, and bend over to touch your left foot with your right hand.
Hold the position for a moment or two, and then return to the initial sitting position with your arms out. Turn your upper body to the left, using your left hand to touch your right foot. Repeat up to 30 times.
Burn More Fat Around Your Abs With The Knee-To-Chest Lift
The Knee-to-Chest Lift is a simple desk exercise that not only tones and helps burn belly fat, but also aids in digestion— a real triple threat. Start by sitting up straight in a chair, without your back touching the back of the chair. With your feet hip-width apart, lift your right knee to your chest. Alternate your knees for around 20-30 repetitions.
Get Rid Of Stubborn Belly Fat With The Body Lift
If you aim to tone not only your stomach muscles but your shoulders and back muscles as well, the chair body lift may do the trick. Sit in the chair while holding the sides of the chair in a tight grip. Lift your body out of the chair, while letting your legs and hips dangle in the air.
Use your abdominal muscles to bring your knees to your chest. Hold this position for up to 20 seconds. Return to the original sitting position, and repeat this process for several repetitions.
The Knee-To-Elbow Lift Works Your Lower Abs
This exercise targets your waistline and lower abdominal muscles. While sitting in a chair with your back straight, place your hands behind your head. While lifting your right knee to your chest, bring your left elbow to meet your knee. Return to the original position, and use your alternate knee and elbow. Repeat this exercise 15 times for each side.