Is your work getting in the middle of your fitness journey? Are the timings for gym clashing with your nine to five robotic routine that gets you super tired and in no mood to hit the gym once you’re back home? You need to worry no more, neither do you need to see this as an excuse to give up on the body of your dreams. You can easily do these exercises while you are at work.
Absolutely no gear needed, all that you require for this very exercise is a staircase and a handful of motivation. Almost every workplace has some stairs, you don’t even need very long ones because your concern is the bottom stair only. Jump into your joggers or trainers and step up and down the bottom stair in rapid motion. Slowly gain pace. So basically, you are going up one stair and coming down that very stair, nothing extending. If you find yourself at risk of losing balance, you can use one hand to grab the railing as well. Super beneficial for your glutes and calves.
This one can be easily done by sitting on your desktop in your chair! That’s how easy it is. Completely concentrated to work on your lower body, start this off by sitting with a straight back in your chair with both legs at 90 degrees. Lift one leg to hip width, hold on for almost five seconds in the air and bring it back down. Continue with at least five repetitions on each leg. You cannot ever go wrong with these! So quick and super beneficial at the core.
Imaginary Chair Pose
This one is funny yet interesting! Plus, if someone walks by, they might actually think you have lost your mind due to all that work pressure, but it’s completely worth the benefits! Stand with your back pressed against a wall and feet hip-width apart. With your arms either extended forward parallel to your feet or just hanging by the sides, lower yourself down as if you are sitting on an imaginary chair. Finding your knees at 90-degree angle bend, hold it like that for a few seconds and then lift yourself back up. Repeat.
The best starter for cardio and one of our absolute favorites, jumping jacks are as fun as the name suggests. Grab a colleague to do these with you and you won’t regret! Standing with both legs hip-width apart and arms hanging loosely by the sides, jump and land on legs expanded on either side, shoulder width apart. While doing this, both your arms are supposed to go up and over the top of your head. Make another jump and return to the starting position. Works your shoulders, hips, and core.
Be it at work or a vacation where the gym is nowhere to be found, wall pushups are your new best friend. All you need is, of course, a wall. Stand facing a wall with feet hip-width apart, stretch both arms forward and press both palms against the wall. Letting your elbows fold, bend towards the wall and let your feet go on tippy toes. Now push yourself back into the starting position. So basically, instead of the floor, you are using the wall for a pushup. No hard science at all!