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John Morris, director of training at Styrke Fitness Solutions suggests investing in a stability ball. "A stability ball forces you to sit up straight and use your core." (Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)
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Deskercise! Workouts you can do at the office

Most of us know the feeling of sitting at your desk for eight hours and staring at the computer screen most likely with poor posture and maybe a bag of potato chips.

We have compiled a list of workouts you can do at your desk to get out of that afternoon slump and get the blood flowing.

John Morris, director of training at Styrke Fitness Solutions suggests investing in a stability ball. "A stability ball forces you to sit up straight and use your core." You can purchase a stability ball from any sporting goods store for around $20.

If you are not ready to give up that comfy office chair yet, don't sweat it! There are plenty of other exercises you can do at your desk.

Leg extensions

Your coworkers won't even know you're doing it. Simply raise and straighten each leg, one at a time under your desk. This exercise will work your quads.

Calf raises

Another workout your coworkers won't know you're doing. Place your feet flat on the ground and raise up on to your toes and hold for about five seconds. Repeat 20 times.

Triceps dips

Position your hands shoulder-width apart on your desk, extend your legs out in front of you, slowly bend your elbows to lower your body until your elbows are at about a 90-degree angle and raise back up. Morris suggests doing three sets of 20 throughout your workday.

Bicep curl

Pick up anything from your desk, extend your arm straight down and then bring up to your shoulder. Repeat 10 times on each side.

Lunges

Get up and moving from your desk with some lunges.

Wall sits

Slide your back down a wall until your hips and knees are at a 90 degree angle, keep your back straight against the wall and hold for 60 seconds.

Opt for the stairs

Morris says always opt for the stairs. Stair climbing allows you to burn those extra few calories throughout your day.

Ab twists

Sit straight up, position your hands behind your head and lift one knee toward the opposite elbow, twisting your body down toward the knee. Do about 15 twists on each side.

Glute squeezes

We can't forget to work the rear end! Squeeze your glutes as tightly as you can and hold for 10 seconds. Release and repeat.

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