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Work it Girl: At Your Desk Squat

When you're at your desk doing squat, why not squat? It works your legs and your behind.

Scoot away from your desk a bit, move to the edge of your chair and sit with you knees at a 90° angle. Push your heels into the floor to lift your fanny off the chair 3 to 5 inches. You will be leaning forward over your desk with you upper body. Now, simply hold the position to reap the benefits. Hold it for as long as you can and repeat throughout the day.

A few things to consider:

  • Make sure your knees are right over your toes, so you don't hurt your knees.
  • Once you are up and actively squatting, lift your pelvis up a bit and back a bit to make your glutes work more.
  • If you want a little more work, add a few small pulses to the position by slightly straightening and bending your knees.

Fit's tip: This is a great exercise to prepare your legs for ski season, which is right around the corner. Yippee!

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midnightowl midnightowl 10 years
The moment I read this tip, I immediately got up and did this exercise. Feels good. Even if I don't get to go to the gym sometimes, at least I can still do some exercises at my desk!
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
Wow! This is a great idea!
DStirk DStirk 10 years
I do squats at the gym but never thought to incorporate them into work! Sweet, another reason for everyone to wonder if i really work! hehe.
azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 10 years
Haha, I'm trying this out right now. My leg muscles are so tired though from this morning's workout. FitSugar_ I love what you've done so far! Thanks for all of the suggestions.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
I'd be mortified if there were hidden cameras here at my company, eeek! Great idea though.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
This is SUCH a good idea!
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Skiing, yes! Cant wait to read more great blogs about toning up for the season. And hopefully some blogs about skiing. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. Great job, Fit!
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