Most people go to work and SIT, then they go to the gym and SIT. Chances are they aren’t getting the result they want. So here’s a simple trick to get you to burn more calories in an instant.
Workout Intensity Booster – ‘The No-Sit’
If you belong to a gym, then I bet you see lots of sitting. Yes, sitting. Most people in the gym will do workouts with a seated shoulder press, seated biceps curl, laying down triceps extension, seated leg extension or leg curl, seated leg press…you get what I mean.
If you are one of these sitting workout gym pro’s and you feel your workout is not doing as much as you want, try standing. Just stand to do your shoulder press/tricep extension/biceps curl. When it comes to legs, do squats, lunges or deadlifts. If you don’t know how to do any of those, ask a personal trainer (or maybe a knowledgeable friend) to help you. Being on your feet the whole workout will tire you out much more, stressing your stabilizer muscles especially in you abdomen, low back and glutes(your tri-core). Try that out and see what a difference it will make in your workouts (source).
This simple trick could help you burn a couple hundred extra calories gooevery time you go to the gym. You can also use this trick in your daily life. Try doing daily tasks while standing. Make sure that you have good posture while standing. Keep your abs tight so you can burn extra calories and firm up your stomach at the same time.
(CES, PES, CPT, BS)