Are you having a hard time getting into your favorite dress? You’ve probably noticed that you have gained weight for some time now but being chained to your desk all day long is not going to be helpful really. If you are struggling with losing weight but don’t have time to hit the gym, you might want to try these ab workouts which you can do right in your desk. Sounds, interesting? Here’s what you need to do.
Since you are sitting in front of your desk, you might want to start with this workout. Start by sitting with your spine straight with your shoulders relaxed. Place your hands beside you with palms on each side of your hips and are facing downward. Breathe deeply. On exhale, raise your legs upward until your knees are near your chest. Hold this position for five seconds. Make sure that your back is not arched and that you don’t bend forward too much. Bring your legs back down slowly then repeat.
Another possible workout that you can do while you are sitting down is the elevator. While you are sitting on your chair, think of your belly as an elevator that is going up. Inhale deep through your nose while thinking that it’s at the first floor. Now breathe using your mouth while pushing your belly against your spine. This is your fifth floor. Continue alternating as you bring your belly back up and down again.
Since you can’t do crunches at work by lying down on the floor, then doing the ab lift is the next best thing. To do this exercise, you should lift yourself up from your chair then do the crunches by raising your knees toward your chest as high as you can. Bring yourself back down then up again.
Seated side crunches
What other belly workouts can you do to reduce the fat in your midsection? The seated side crunches should be part of your workout regimen that’s for sure. While you are seated, keep your feet pressed down on the floor, with your spine straight. Bring your hands behind your ears then tighten your core. Bend towards your right as much as you can without lifting your hip or butt from the chair. Hold this for a few seconds then go back to your first position. Do the same thing on the opposite side. This counts as one rep. You will need to do 10 counts to complete one set.
You can also do knee lifts while you are seated in your office which can be helpful when you are in your break time. Push yourself away from your desk to stretch your legs for a bit. Bring your hands back up behind your head then bring your left elbow to meet with your right knee. Do the same with your right elbow and left knee to complete one rep. Continue alternating until you have done 10 reps.
When you are trying to lose weight, specifically your belly, the ab reaches workout can help banish your midsection. Stretch your legs out while you are sitting on your chair. Raise your hands above your head then bend forward and try to touch your toes. Go back to your first position then repeat.
Just because you spend most of your days sitting down, it doesn’t mean that you can’t do something about your weight woes. These exercises can help strengthen your muscles and tone your midsection too as these will help you with your belly problems as well.