If you are spending your waking hours at your desk all day, chances are your abs will get a little weak and flabby. But just because you are spending all day in the office doesn’t mean you can’t work out your abs. Here are 9 ab exercises you can do at your desk.
The first four are perfect if you work in an office with others, while the last five might require you to work at home if you are a little shy about awkward looks from your co-workers.
9. Ab lift
Knee crunches at your desk. Use your arms to lift yourself off your chair and do crunches with your knees.
8. Knee lifts
Move your chair a bit away from your desk to do alternating seated crunches.
7. Ab Reaches
Ab reaches. Start with sitting position with your hand in the air and then reach down like the picture above.
6. Seated side bends
Seated side crunches in your chair.
5. Roll outs (using an office chair)
If your office chair has wheels, you can use them to do roll outs. Obviously if you are working in an office, you can’t have your shirt off while doing it.
4. Twisting Windmill
If you can’t keep your legs absolutely straight, then bend them. The point of this exercise is to work out your abs, not strain your legs.
3. Russian Twists
Seated Russian twists.
If you have a yoga mat, you can lay it down and do some quick crunches.
1. A more advanced seated ab lift
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This is much like the first exercise but a bit more challenging.