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Squat Options

If you're pressed for time and feel like strength training has been pushed aside, I am here to tell you that you have squat options. While adding a smattering of squats throughout your day might not be ideal, it is better than nothing.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Laundry Squats: Combining two unpleasant tasks makes them both somehow sweeter. It is a multitasking move the whole family can love.
  • Potty Squats: If you're desk bound and feeling disembodied, take a trip to the ladies and do some squats.
  • Chair Squats: Chairs might be for sitting, but if you hover just above your seat your other seat will get a nice workout. This one is easier to get away with if you work at home.
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  • Water Cooler Squats: A nice way to build endurance in your quads while you fill your water bottle at the water cooler. The larger your bottle the longer you work your quads.
  • Dishwasher Squats: Just like folding laundry, squat instead of bending at the waist to unload or load your dishwasher. It is actually a much more back friendly way to bend and works the backside.
    • If you have a great way to fit squats into your everyday routine, please share them in the comments section below.

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Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
I just discovered that I can do the best ski jumps in Wii Fit if I actually do a full-out squat on the takeoff. So yeah, I've been doing that a lot.
snaphappy snaphappy 8 years
I do all of these too! I think that standing at the stove making dinner is a perfect time to get some squats, lunges, leg lifts, etc in. My 3 year always says I look silly! :-P
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
LOL @ dublin62505 ;p I do squats while I wait for the kettle... in the ladies room... but I work as a carer and so I'm on my feet all day anyway! I mostly do them in the gym. I'll do them against the wall with a fitness ball as I wait for my hair straighteners to warm up sometimes too. :)
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
LOL @ dublin62505 ;pI do squats while I wait for the kettle... in the ladies room... but I work as a carer and so I'm on my feet all day anyway!I mostly do them in the gym. I'll do them against the wall with a fitness ball as I wait for my hair straighteners to warm up sometimes too. :)
Dublin62505 Dublin62505 8 years
There is always the modified coitus squat.(6) Requires one willing husband lying supine..................
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
I definitely do squats in the ladies' room! And I do them while brushing my teeth and while waiting for water to boil. And whenever else the mood strikes!
crackaddict crackaddict 8 years
Seriously, hats off to people who do these alternate squat options.
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