Standing Desk Exercise Routine

best-standing-desk-office-workoutIf you are interested in using a standing desk, here is a helpful exercise routine that works well in a standing desk office.  This article will show you how you can get in plenty of muscle toning exercise that you can do right at work and all you’ll need is a desk (or table) and a chair.

Well, there is a way to get some exercise into your day and that way is to simply exercise at your standing desk. No, that was not a typo. Here is a little routine that you can do right at behind with your standing desk. It doesn’t take up much time and while it will not make you a candidate for the next fitness competition, it will give your muscles enough work to stay firm.

Complete one set of each exercise in order. Do 10 to 20 repetitions of each exercise, and follow with 1 to 2 more sets in order if time permits it.

Chair crunch:
Sit tall in a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Begin to slowly round your upper back downward until you feel your abdominal muscles tighten. Hold for 3-5 seconds, and then return to the start position.

Squats:
Standing behind your desk, sit back into a squat like you are sitting back down in a chair, keeping your weight on your heels and your knees behind your toes. When you are almost in a sitting position, push yourself back to the standing position using your leg muscles.

Calf raises:
Stand behind your desk and put your hands on the desk for balance. Lift yourself up onto the balls of your feet. Hold for 3 to 5 seconds, and then lower yourself back down to the floor.

Desk pushup:
Stand 4 to 5 feet away from your desk and put of your hands on the edge of the desk. Relax your lower body and using just your arms, lower your chest down toward the desk and stop when your chest is about 3 to 6 inches away from it. Then push yourself back up to the starting position again using only your arms.

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Cool Down:
After you have completed each exercise for the amount of repetitions and sets you can do, sit down and straighten your legs. Now gently reach for your toes until you feel you can’t go any further, hold for 10 seconds (do not bounce), then return to the starting position. Next, reach your arms out to your sides as far as you can. Keeping them fully extended, bring them slowly to the front and cross them over each other as far as you can. Hold for 10 seconds, and then return them to your sides. Now, reach your arms over your head as far as you can, hold for 10 seconds, and then return them to your sides.

Taking the time to do this simple but effective exercise routine at the office will help to keep you toned and you can do it even with the worst schedule possible because it can be done during your lunch break and still leave you enough time to eat your lunch.
Enjoy your workout.

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