My “Easy” Chair Exercises you can do at the office
Since MNN’s suggestions sucked, here are mine. I’d propose 5 as well, but turning the last 2 into 1 is better.
• (My) Chair press. Place chair back against wall for momentary stability. A swivel chair is best. In one smooth motion, grab the arms of the chair and invert your body so you are doing a headstand with your head on the seat. Use your arms to do an upside-down full body press. The wheels and swivel make it ~*fun*~. Bonus points if your feet rise above the 3 shitty cubicle walls around you.
• (My) Chair Squats. Disembark from chair. Stand behind it, squarely aligned. Decline until your knees are at a 90° angle to the chair, grabbing the back of it once you’ve reached this point. I dare you to stand up again while holding the chair and keeping your back straight.
• (My) Chair lunges. Disembark from chair. Pick it up, however you like, so long as it is above your head. With one foot firmly planted, make a 1 metre step forward, and decline until the knee of your back leg touches the carpet. In one jump, alternate the placement of your feet so they leave the ground at the same time. Knee of the switched leg must also touch the carpet. Bonus if the chair legs knock out a ceiling tile.
• (My) chair dips/crunches. Acquire two rolling chairs. With running shoes, sit on a swivel chair, and place feet on the opposing seat of another chair forming a ‘bridge’. Grab hold of chair arms, elevating your arse above the seat. Contract legs, bringing opposing chair forward, and dip yourself back into the seat. Elevate yourself again, and extend legs out, pushing opposing chair away. Do this while inching down the hallway in your business cazh outfit to show how you’re really committed to physical health.