There’s nothing more tiring and exhilarating than meeting a hard deadline! Fatigue like no other, they say. You’ve been tied to your chair all day working on a project and you can’t seem to find time for breaks. Your eyes burning from your heavy lit screen. Your stomach growling for skipping meals. You go home late straight to bed extremely exhausted, but you need to wake up early to keep working because of this important deadline to meet. It simply can’t wait… You’re almost living a sedentary life with your butt stuck on the seat, or maybe slightly sedentary life because of the runs and the stairclimbing going to the office. Mind you, all the stress is killing you and your fitness is coming into shatter. You must find time to rest, eat, and be fit so that you’ll able to keep up with all these demanding tasks!
If you’re are a workaholic person spending long hours working even at home, and you couldn’t sneak into a gym, why not turn your space into a fitness hub. You still have your beloved chair with you. Consider it as your fitness buddy. Here are some exercises you can do with your chair targeting the major muscles of your upper and lower body, including your core:
EXTEND A BACK
- Sit up straight with your back against the chair and your knees shoulder-width apart.
- Hold on to the sides of the chair, and with your back straight, bend forward, bringing your chest toward your thighs.
- Slowly rise back to a seated position with your back supported by the chair.
- Do 15 repetitions.
CURL THOSE ABS
- Sit at the front edge of your seat. Lean back and rest your upper back against the back of the chair.
- Grip the sides of the seat for support and extend your legs out in front of you with slightly bent knees.
- Tighten your abs, then slowly lift your feet a few inches off the floor by pulling your knees up towards your chest, hold, and then slowly lower the leg to the starting position.
- Repeat 15 times.
KICK YOUR LEGS
- Sit up straight with your back supported by a chair, feet flat on the floor, and knees shoulder-width apart.
- Slowly extend your one knee while keeping the thigh still and your other foot flat on the floor. Straighten your knee until your leg is parallel to the floor. Hold for a few seconds.
- Lower then repeat with your other leg.
- Repetitions: 8 to 12 with each leg for 3 sets.
TAKE A SQUAT
- From a seated position with your feet flat on the floor, push through your heels to stand while squeezing your glutes.
- Slowly lower your back down into a squatting position, leaving a few inches between your butt and the seat before pushing yourself back up again in standing.
- Perform for 15 reps.
WORK YOUR TRICEPS
- While still sitting in a fixed chair, grip the seat at its forward edge as you scoot your butt forward until it’s hanging out in front of the chair and your body supported only by your arms.
- While keeping your legs bent, feet flat on the floor, and your back flat, get your core engaged and slowly bend your elbows to lower your body. Continue until your forearms are almost parallel to the floor.
- Push yourself back to the starting position.
- Do 15 reps for 3 sets.
PUSH YOURSELF UP
- Facing the chair, get into a standard push-up position by gripping the sides of the seat with extended elbows and keeping your body straight from your head up down to your toes with your legs straight.
- With your core tight and elbows by your sides, slowly lower yourself towards the chair.
- Engage your core and press your hands into the sides of the chair to drive your body upwards back to the starting position.
- Repeat 15 times for 3 sets.
HOLD A PLANK
- Facing the chair, place your forearms on it with your hands touching each other.
- Extend your legs with your toes against the floor.
- Engage your core, keeping your body straight from your head to toe. Hold the position for 45 seconds.
- Repeat for 3 to 5 sets.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTION:Perform each exercise very slowly and with control.
THE TAKEAWAY: There’s nothing can get hold of you if you’re fit and healthy, even the pressure of a tight deadline or a new strain of the virus. Despite being too busy, you find time and ways to get your heart pumping and your muscles heated up. Keep yourself hydrated as always, and rest as much as you could and as time allows.
Amidst this pandemic, stress can make it worse for you and your health, slow down your metabolism, and all of the calories you’ve consumed during the day can add up a pound. Relax and shake off. If you really can’t find time for a longer drill, you can always depend on Recovapro. Just hit a button and glide the gun over your shoulders, back, legs, and thigh, and you’ll get relief in just a few seconds.. that fast! You’ll be surprised and stress-free. With Recovapro, it doesn’t have to be that complicated.
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