Work can be tedious.
We feel ya. No matter how much time you kill on Facebook or categorizing your grocery list into food groups, the day never seems to end. Then, when it finally does, you’re expected to spend an hour working your ass off at the gym with all those greasy guidos staring at your tits?
All you want to do is envelop yourself in a trashy gossip mag and learn the latest about Leanne Rimes’ body image problems. Fortunately, you can multi-task and work out that lazy ass during your 9-5. Grab a set of dumbbells and try these exercises on for size. ‘Cause nothing beats a productive conference call like doing bicep curls while summarizing strategic marketing goals.
1. Butt Toners
Grab those dumbbells with your arms and stand up. Now sit down. Repeat it again and again and again, for at least 12 repetitions before placing them back in your drawer.
2. Back Fat Eliminators
Conquer that not-so-pretty back fat by placing the dumbbells on the floor by your feet while sitting at the edge of your chair. Now, reach down, grab the dumbbells and then pull your elbows back, squeezing your shoulder blades together. Release while still holding onto the weights. Sit up tall using those lower back muscles to lift you up. Do these facing either side of your desk to avoid whacking your pretty lil’ noggin when you’re bending down.
3. Tummy Tuck
While sitting in your chair, find your belly button and pull the area just below it in towards the spine. Contract and hold anywhere from 6 to 20 seconds. Do 5 repetitions. The great thing about this exercise is that you can do it without anyone around you thinking you’re a lunatic. Even though it’s simple to do while completing any desk task, its impact is similar to doing crunches without lying on your back (because there’s always a time and place for that).
4. Knee Jerk
While sitting down, grab the front or side of your chair, keeping your elbows in and close to your body. Using that core, pull your right knee in towards your chest and then lower down. Now try the left knee. Alternate between the two for 10-15 repetitions. Once you get the hang of it, hold on and pull both knees to your chest at the same time, maintaining your balance through your core. Do 2 to 3 sets.
Be discreet, and when your co-worker tells you how smokin’ you look, tell her you were blessed with a great metabolism. Sucka.
Fitness expert Patrick Goudeau has a unique style and creativity that ranks him amongst the best in the business. Once you experience his energy and enthusiasm, you too will understand why his passion for health and fitness has taken him to more than 35 foreign countries and throughout the United States. Patrick has worked with many celebrity clients including Samantha Harris of Dancing with the Stars, Paula Abdul, Allison Janney, Faith Ford, Valerie Bertinelli, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Thomas Gibson, Eddie Van Halen, Melissa Etheridge and Jane Leeves. He was thrilled to have choreographed the Skinny Bitch workout series for Warner Brothers home video.