Guest post provided by Lyndsi Decker. See below for more information about this author.
Building a strong core takes a combination of motivation and dedication to sticking to an exercise routine.
However, many people have a hard time finding the time to work out their abdomen when they are stuck behind a desk at work.
The following abdominal exercises can all be performed at work so that you can begin strengthening your abdomen:
Most people spend the majority of their work day sitting behind a desk.
Over time, this can lead to weight gain and weakened abdominal muscles.
When a person’s core is strong, they will be better able to complete their daily tasks.
Additionally, a strengthened core will provide a person with a slimmer waistline.
Abdominal Leg Lifts
In each exercise, you will begin from a starting position that requires you to sit up straight with your feet flat on the floor.
For this exercise, you will begin in your starting position.
Then, you will slowly lift your left leg, while keeping your knee at a 90-degree angle, until it is approximately 6-inches above the floor.
Hold this position while quietly counting to ten. Then, repeat your other leg for a total of 12 repetitions.
Briefcase Chair Sit
This exercise will require a little imagination; however, it will provide a strong workout for your abs.
Begin in the starting position, but make sure to press your back into the chair. Then, use your arms for support while bringing your knees up to your chest.
At this point, your knees and chest should be separated.
Next, bring your knees and chest together as if you were closing a briefcase.
Open and close for about twenty rounds. Then, move on to the next exercise.
Most people are familiar with the bicycle exercise in which a person lays on the floor and cycles their legs. This effective exercise can also be done in your office chair.
This time, you will need to move to the edge of your chair while keeping your back straight.
Then, alternate bringing each knee to your chest as if you were riding a bicycle.
Do this until you begin to feel fatigue in your leg muscles.
This exercise can be intensified by altering how fast or slow you complete the cycles.
Maintaining a strong abdomen is essential for being able to perform many important tasks.
However, finding time to exercise in the midst of a busy day can be challenging.
Fortunately, it is possible to have an effective exercise routine in the comfort of your office so that you can enjoy the benefits of having a slim and strong abdominal core.
About the Author:
Lyndsi Decker is a freelance writer and is currently promoting http://flatstomach.net/. She often blogs about exercising and enjoys working out in her free time.