Bright Side
Bright Side
10 Chair Exercises to Make Your Tummy Fat Vanish While You Sit

10 Chair Exercises to Make Your Tummy Fat Vanish While You Sit

Today, the world around us is changing rapidly. The vast majority of jobs require us to sit at a desk for the whole day. This results in minimum body activity. Some try compensating for this by going to the gym while others run in the mornings or in the evenings. But more often than not, it’s almost impossible to find a spare minute for such activities. However, there is a compromise.

Bright Side recommends 10 chair exercises you can do during your lunch break at the office to keep your body fit and the waistline trim.

1. Cat cow

  • Sit straight.
  • Place yourself at the edge of the chair.
  • Fix your pelvis.
  • Put your hands on your legs or on the table.
  • Push your chest forward and your shoulders backward while looking up.
  • Begin curling your back and tensing your abdomen while looking down.
  • Inhale while pushing the chest out and exhale by curling back.
  • Repeat the last 3 steps several times.

2. Hanging body

Basic technique:

  • Put your hands on the armrests of the chair or on the seat.
  • Now, straighten your arms and lift the body.
  • Try holding it in the air for a few seconds.
  • Don’t forget to breathe.

Complicated exercise variant:

  • Straighten your legs and hold them at 90 degrees.

Simplified exercise variant:

  • Hold your body above the seat of the chair with your knees bent.

Advanced exercise variant:

  • Hold the legs together at 90 degrees.
  • Start moving them up and down.
  • Repeat several times.

3. Steel legs and steel abs

Choose the appropriate level for yourself. Add or lower the load if needed.

Level 1:

  • Bend your knee.
  • Lift it up.
  • Hold for a bit.
  • Put it down on the floor.
  • Change legs.
  • Repeat.

Level 2:

  • Bend your knee.
  • Tear it off the floor.
  • Straighten the leg.
  • Bend the leg back to the initial position.
  • Repeat several times, then change legs.

Level 3:

  • Straighten one of your legs to make it at a 90-degree angle.
  • Hold it in this position.
  • Now, move your feet toward your torso and then away from it.
  • Do a couple of repetitions.

4. Be a kid again!

  • Straighten your back.
  • Put your hands on the table.
  • Keep an arm’s distance between your body and the table.
  • Now, move your body using your core to one side.
  • Then move it to the other side.
  • Repeat.

5. A furnace for tummy fat

First exercise:

  • Lean your shoulders on the back of the chair.
  • Bend your knees.
  • Raise them up.
  • Do the scissor exercise with your knees bent.

Second exercise:

  • Repeat the 3 previous steps.
  • Straighten your legs one after the other.

Third exercise:

  • Bend your knees.
  • Lift them up.
  • Put your knees together.
  • Work on your abs.

6. Push and pull

  • Put your hands on the table.
  • Push yourself backward until your arms are fully stretched.
  • Your torso should be as low as your arms are.
  • Now, pull yourself to the table using your abdominal muscles.
  • Repeat several times.

7. Core challenge

  • Keep your back straight.
  • Strain your abdominal muscles.
  • Turn your body to the right while your legs are bent with the knees going in the opposite direction.
  • Then turn to the other side (legs go the opposite direction).
  • Repeat.

8. Scissors

  • Lean on the back of the chair.
  • Put your hands either on the armrests or on the seat.
  • Straighten your legs.
  • Put your legs one above the other for a little bit.
  • Move the top leg to the right.
  • Simultaneously move the bottom leg to the left.
  • Do it in reverse.
  • Repeat.

9. Yawning stretch

  • Rest against the back of a chair.
  • Put your hands behind your head.
  • Now, lean back even more so that your belly stretches.
  • Return to the original position.
  • Repeat.

10. Imaginary bar

First level exercise:

  • Lean with your hands on the seat of the chair behind your back.
  • Bend and raise one of your knees to the side.
  • Straighten it.
  • Bring the leg back to the initial position.
  • Repeat straightening and bending the leg.

Second level exercise:

  • Repeat the 3 previous steps.
  • Raise the opposite arm to the leg you’re working with.
  • Now, connect the arm and the leg in the middle.
  • Repeat.

How much time do you spend sitting in front of your computer? Which exercise would you eagerly add to your daily routine?

Bright Side/Health/10 Chair Exercises to Make Your Tummy Fat Vanish While You Sit
Share This Article
You may like these articles