Want to Freak Out your Coworkers? It's Time to Deskercize! - By: Joey Poltor

Do You Deskercize?

If not, you most definitely should! Deskercizing is not just a fun way to annoy your co workers, but can actually improve your health and fitness! Try these moves and make a lasting impression this Monday morning!

1. Be Tha’ Stair Masta’!
The Easiest Way to get in a bit of extra cardio every day is taking the stairs! An added benefit to stair climbing is avoiding small talk and awkward silences in the elevator

2. Stationary Jogging!
Plop up from your cushy chair, admire the butt imprint, and get your jog on. Do this in one minute intervals until you feel a bit of warmth around your heart.

3. Split~Squat~Jump!
Celebrate your ability to un-jam the printer with some high squat jumps. Start with one leg back, ball of your foot on the floor and front knee bent at 90 degrees, squeeze your bum and jump up and switch legs! Do a few every hour or anytime you’re feeling particularly celebratory.

4. Walk It Out!
Take a stroll down the hall to catch up with coworkers or welcome a new employee. Or, instead of dialing extensions and sending lazy emails to the manager two doors down, put in some face time. Just beware of tempting candy jars when making the rounds.

5. Lose Yourself!
There’s nothing wrong with a little spaz session now and again to lighten the mood and release stress. If you are going to attempt this, I recommend letting it ALL go. Don’t hold back, well except for sound effects that is. Get in a bit of seated dancing or salsa, anyone?

6. Stock Market Sit!
Standing with your back against the wall, bend the knees and slide your back down the wall until the thighs are parallel to the floor. Sit and hold for 30-60 seconds (or up to 12 hours, the world record!), while browsing the Wall Street Journal. For some extra burn, try crossing the right ankle over the left knee, hold for 15 seconds, then switch!

7. Silent Squeezes!
Believe it or not, some deskercises can be kept under wraps, and this isometric glutes exercise is one of them. To start toning, simply squeeze the buttocks, hold for 5-10 seconds, and release. Repeat until the agenda wraps up or the glutes tire. The results will be uplifting in more ways than one.

8. I Demand a (Leg) Raise!
When pay raises are nowhere to be seen, consider the leg raise. (Bonus: they’re hardly noticeable underneath the desk!) While seated, straighten one or both legs and hold in place for five or more seconds. Then lower the leg(s) back to the ground without letting the feet touch the floor. Repeat (alternating legs if raising them separately) for 15 reps. Underwhelmed? Loop a purse or briefcase strap over the ankle for added weight. Or, for more of an ab workout, add a crunch.

9. Desk Squats!
Start standing with feet together (and the desk chair pushed out of the way). Bend the knees slightly so the thighs are almost parallel to the ground, as if sitting in a chair. As you bend, raise the arms straight up or towards the computer screen. Keep the knees together and aligned. Hold for 15 seconds and release. Repeat for 4-6 reps.

10. Dippity Do Da!
Triceps dips can be done almost anywhere, including a cubicle. Using a sturdy desk or a non-rolling chair, sit at the very edge and place hands on either side of the body while gripping the chair’s edge. With the feet planted on the floor a step or two away from the desk or chair, straighten up the arms to lift up the body. Next, bend the arms to reach a 90-degree angle so that your body dips down, hold, and re-straighten while keeping the body raised above the chair. Complete 8-10 reps.

11. Swivel Chair Twists!
Lucky enough to have a fun swivel chair? Use its twirl to your advantage with this oblique ab fix. Sitting upright and with the feet hovering over the floor, hold the edge of your desk with your fingers and thumb. Next, use the core to swivel the chair from side to side. Swish back and forth for 15 rounds.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these simple ways to get in extra toning and cardio even at work!

Please use common sense, The Bikini Mom will not be held liable for any repercussions from improper use of these techniques. ;)

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Audrey the Bikini Mom

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