We all come to a point in our lives when we realize that a few exercises for muscle strength and stretching need to become a part of our everyday routine.
For example, have you noticed that your body is not bouncing back with the same elasticity as in your youth? Do you have an accumulated belly fat? Do you have a few extra pounds on your waist and buttocks? An unhealthy lifestyle, dominated by processed foods and lack of activity can do that to you.
Toning your body, losing weight, living a healthier life. Saying your objectives out loud is very good and can help stay motivated. But, if you don’t charge your batteries and begin to change your life habits immediately, there will be no way to reach them.
The truth is that going to the gym is not only expensive, but also makes you lose a lot of time. From the moment you start preparing your things, to arriving to the gym, do the exercises, shower, dry your hair, and then return back home.
Currently, we all live lives in which we lack time. Thus, we try to do things in a way that we can help us save as much time as possible.
Fortunately, professionals are here to help us. The popular personal trainer Denise Austin has developed 6 exercises that can help women stay in shape without losing much time.
Sitting Exercises For A Flat Tummy
If your working day is based on spending hours and hours sitting in a chain, in front of a computer or a pile of papers, and you don’t have the time to go to the gym, don’t worry. We have the perfect option for you. It’ll take less than 10 minutes to perform these exercises, and you can do them in the same chair at work. In this way, you’ll get fit while you’re sitting.
1. Alternate Knee Up
While sitting in your chair, stat raising one knee to the chest, and then the other. Do 3 sets of 25 repetitions. Contract your abdominals throughout the exercise. This is a perfect exercise for your waistline and lower tummy.
2. Both Knees Up
Then, lift both legs at once. This will take a little bit more effort, but it’s more effective and engages the entire abdomen. Just as with the previous exercise, contract your abdominals, to work them well. Don’t force it with your lower back. Do 25 repetitions.
Now, repeat the second exercise, but do it to the side. Do 2 sets of 15 reps. Repeat the same with the other side. This is an excellent aerobic exercise for your waistline.
4. Upper Trunk Workout
When you’re finished with your legs, let’s touch the upper trunk. Rotate your waistline, contracting your abdominals at the same time. This is a very simple and effective exercise, which works your spine and gives great results with the waistline. Keep doing it for one minute.
5. Reach The Floor
Now, let’s reach to the floor. First, stretch your arms to the side, forming a cross with your body. Open your legs, so that your knees are in a straight line with your shoulders. Lower the trunk to touch the floor with your right hand. Then, do the same with your left hand. Continue with alternate movements for at least one minute. This is a great exercise for your love handles.
6. Lift Your Body
We have already reached the sixth and last exercise. This is the most challenging one, and you’ll be able to do it only if your chair is stable enough to support your weight.
Contract your abdominals, raise your legs, and lift your whole body so that your weight falls on your arms. Hold the position for one minute.
In the following video, you can see Denise doing the aforementioned exercises step by step.
You have no excuse! These exercises are very easy and will take only a little of your time. Plus, you can do them anywhere! In addition, you can complement them with a balanced and healthy diet, since they go well hand in hand and can help you accomplish your goals!