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Work it girl: at your desk ABs

Note: The following exercise has been "skirt proofed".

Try this desk exercise to work your abdominals and release your back tension (it's an inconspicuous move so you should be able to get away with it in any office setting - let us know).

Move 1) Sit up straight with your sits bones (yep, the bones you sit on) at the edge of you chair. Inhale and lengthen your spine and...

Move 2) Pull your deep abs to your spine to round your back, leading with your belly button. You will roll off your sits bones. Don't collapse - just curve back.

Inhale and lengthen your spine and return to sitting.

Repeat 9 more times and throughout the day.

To see how NOT to do this exercise


This exercise is not about showing off your best slouching posture. Make sure your abs are doing the work.

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hazel_eyes_smile hazel_eyes_smile 9 years
Oh, these are awesome for us desk-jockeys! Keep em coming!
SarahBella SarahBella 9 years
I'm still not too sure how to do this one properly! I've tried a few times at work and don't feel anything happening....Hmmm.
alexandria1 alexandria1 9 years
thank you for all these useful work out ideas & information! keep up with excellent work, fitsugar!
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 9 years
I'm doing kegels, do they count as workout? ______________________________________ ~~ Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder~~
KWM KWM 9 years
I love all these moves you guys have been showing us, but people at work are starting to look at me really funny!
DStirk DStirk 9 years
As always, love the wrong move! it really helps.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
Awesome! I just did it!
AJS AJS 9 years
Oh yeah and thank goodness these are skirt proof!! I wore my favorite one today, and my knee high boots of course! Grrrr...
aembry396 aembry396 9 years
I think I hurt my back, I might not be doing this right!
AJS AJS 9 years
ugh!!! I am trying these right now! My abs really need work! 9 more times - yikes!!!!
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