Run through these exercises in a quick circuit, or focus on a single exercise for a few minutes every hour. The goal is to keep your blood pumping, despite your long hours at work.
Give your lower half a wake-up call with a series of squat taps. When performing a circuit, do 30 squat taps before moving to the next exercise; otherwise, simply perform as many squats as you can before your legs turn to jelly.
If you have a rolling, swivel chair, this one's especially challenging. Reach out and place your hand on a desk or wall for balance if you need it. Perform 10 lunges on each leg when doing a circuit, or simply perform as many as you can per leg if you're focusing on one exercise at a time.
Tighten up your tush with a hip extension exercise. It may be a little awkward to do in a cubicle setting, but if you have an office with a door, shut yourself away for a few minutes and get to work! Perform 12 extensions per leg when doing a circuit, or perform them to exhaustion when doing one exercise at a time.
Pull your exercise band out of your purse and tie it around the base of your office chair so you can strengthen up your quads while sitting. Do 15 repetitions per leg when doing a circuit, or perform them to exhaustion when focusing on a single exercise.
All those office reference manuals and notebooks are your calves' best friends! Pile them on your lap as you sit in your chair, then use their resistance as you perform a simple calf raise. You can even pull this one off while answering emails or on the phone. As part of your circuit, aim for 30 calf raises; when doing a single exercise, perform them to exhaustion.
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