I spend most of my days in front of the PC, and I was happy when I found this genuinely creative office ab workout.
I have been working out for a few years, and I use a wide variety of equipment, but I have never thought about using my the chair at my office to train my abs.
The best is that this ab workout using chair is exceptionally efficient to strengthen the entire core. And it only takes 5 minutes or less.
With the help of your office chair, you can do the same moves as if you use an ab wheel or even more activities. I think the ab roller is among the most beneficial calisthenics equipment for bodyweight core training.
The roll in and out movement engages and strengthen all the abdominal muscles at once. And with some variation, the obliques can be trained as well. Not to mention, it works your shoulders, chest, back and even your legs.
Be careful, though. These moves put stress on your lower back so spend time with warming up and, of course, stretch a little bit after exercising.
Chair ab workout
- 10 rollouts
- 10 office chair crunches
- 5 diagonal rollouts for each side
- 10 pike crunches
- 10 single leg crunch on each side
- 20 plank crunches
This routine is so efficient to strengthen and tone the entire midsection that it is perfect as a standalone ab workout. Increase the number of sets and reps, and you will surely feel the burn in your stomach. Do it 3-4 times a week, and you will see it makes your belly firm.
I sometimes do it before or after my cardio training or when I need some time to clean my brain while I work online.
Thanks Brendan Meyers for these excellent office chair ab exercises.