Office Workout: Arms
From short sleeved silk blouses in the office to bathing suits on the beach, our arms are definitely on display (on display, on displaaaaay) in the summertime, which is why they’re the target area of this week’s exercises.
Arms are harder to tone without weights, so these exercises are definitely more conspicuous than our previous ones; nevertheless, doing these exercises while at work is a great way to use your time, while improving your body.
This elementary gym class exercise targets your shoulders, triceps, and biceps. Sit upright in your chair with your feet flat on the floor. Stretch your arms out to the side, at shoulder height. Move your arms forward in small, fast circles. Do at least 50. Reverse direction and do at least 50 circles. This is one rep. Do 3 reps with 30 second rest intervals.
Sit on the edge of your chair. Place your hands next to your body, fingers holding onto the chair’s edge. Keeping your legs bent, lift up your body and move your hips slightly forward so that your body is in front of the chair. Keep your feet flat on the floor. Bend your elbows to a 90 degree angle (keep your shoulders down!!!!) and lower your body in front of the chair. Push back up until your arms are straight (not locked). This is one rep. Do 12-15 reps.
Rockin’ Arm Reach
This is another great resistance band exercise from Self, and it targets your biceps, shoulders, and triceps. Sit upright on the edge of your chair. Put the resistance band underneath your seat and wrap the ends around each hand. Bend your elbows and raise your arms until your upper arms are next to your head and your hands behind your head. Lift your hands upwards until your arms are straight. Return arms to starting position. This is one rep. Do 8-10 reps.
Image courtesy of Real Simple.
Posted on Monday, July, 30, 2012, in Exercise and tagged arm circles, arm exercises, desk exercise, exercise at work, Melissa Gorga, office exercise, On Display, Real Housewives of New Jersey, RHONJ, rockin arm reach, Self Workplace Workouts, tricep dips. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.