You’ll have to wait a few more days on my New Hampshire recap because we were partially without electricity for a little while and I wasn’t able to download all of the photos (it’s a long story, but the good news is we have electricity again!). I’ll get the posts up soon though, I promise.
In honor of Workout Wednesday today, I’m sharing a quick and easy office workout. I’m so lucky now to work in a gym and be able to squeeze in a workout between clients on most days, but when I worked in an office I didn’t always have a ton of time to exercise. This is a workout I did on occasion when I needed to break up the monotony of the day or to work out some stress.
All you need for this workout is a desk and a chair so you can even do it in a cubicle. Perform each exercise for 45 seconds with a 15 second break between each one. Repeat the circuit three times for a total of 15 minutes.
- Perform the incline push ups against your desk by standing on your tip toes and stepping back away from the desk until your body forms a straight line. Then perform the push up as you would on the ground.
- Make sure that when you do your squats that your weight stays in your heels and that your knees do not go out past your toes.
- For the tricep dips, use a stable chair (not a wheeled one) for safety’s sake. With your hands on the chair behind you and your feet on the floor, lower your hips toward the floor. Bend your knees to make this a little easier.
- Alternate between legs for the lunges and get your back knee as far toward the ground as possible without touching. As with squats, make sure you front knee doesn’t go past your toes.
- The plank step outs require you to be in a high plank position (on your hands and toes). Step one foot out and tap your toe on the ground before returning to the starting position and repeating with the other foot.