Sometimes life get in the way of our fitness. Not everyone one can hop out of their seat at work and do 50 jumping jacks before their next call. So here’s a fun way to do an ab routine while your stuck at work.
Sit up straight, keeping your back away from the back of your chair. Exhale and pull your abs to your spine without curving your back. This will feel a little like a corset. It should feel a little like you are bracing for a punch to the abdomen. Focus on your low abs; these you can definitely keep engaged while you breathe. Breathe into your back ribs, wherever you have ribs you have lungs. This is a nice stretch for the intercostals, the muscles between the ribs. Hold for 30 seconds. Do twice an hour.Oblique Variation: To challenge your obliques (the abs on the side of the torso) a little more simply tilt your torso slightly to the right and hold that position for 30 seconds. Then, of course, reverse the action by tilting to the left so you can keep even. Fit’s Tip: You can also work your abs when you’re waiting at a long traffic light, when stuck in traffic, or heaven forbid, out on a boring date! Try it right now and let me know how it feels (credit)
Abs work as a natural corset for your body. If you strive to look leaner then do abs on a consistent basis. Not only do abs help hold you in, they also help to hold you up. Most people who sit at a desk all day fall victim to a hunched over posture, and poor muscle structure. Correct posture not only helps you to appear more confident, it also makes you look thinner, and younger.