My Twitter followers know how much I can’t stand #cubelife. Regular blog readers know I live for the weekend – usually an active weekend. But what’s a girl to do when the corporate jungle tells you to sit at a desk for 8-9 hours a day?
Well, you can’t do much, but you can at least move a little at your desk. I get my sweat session in before work, and I try to take 1 or 2 daily 10-minute walk breaks while at the office. However, there are times when you just need a little something extra.
Harbinger kindly sent me a couple goodies. The company said a lot of their workout equipment could be taken to the office to make cube fitness easier. The moves I’ve demonstrated below are also discrete since you can do them sitting in your chair.
Resistance Band Curl: I guess this one’s pretty self-explanatory. Be sure to keep your wrist firm. *Best with lighter band.
Overhead Triceps Press: Sit with feet on the floor and the band hanging from your upper hand. Reach up with your other hand behind your back, and grab the hanging end. Extend the upper arm above your head. *Best with lighter band.
Reverse Band Fly: Sit tall in your chair with your arms extended out at shoulder height holding the resistance 8 cable. Begin to separate your arms so they move away from each other and stop when they are fully out to the side before slowly returning to the start position.
Balance Trainer: Sit on your chair with the balance disc under you. Placing your hands behind your head, lift your right knee up as you bring your left elbow across to meet your right knee. Switch sides. (My favorite of the moves!)
Of course, if you leave it at home, you can get even more creative…
Important: I recommend using one of their regular resistance bands for most of these moves. I couldn’t perform them with the “medium resistance” band I received (I’m a weakling!). I highly recommend buying the “light resistance 8 cable” instead.
Enough of my smiling, happy face. Now it’s your turn to smile. Harbinger is generously giving away 1 resistance 8 cable to 2 winners. I will announce a winner on Saturday morning. Here’s how to enter:
Leave a comment letting me know which of these you did. You can enter up to 4 times.
- Leave a comment telling me how you squeeze in extra bits of movement.
- Follow me on Twitter @ LoveSweatBeers (Leave a comment with your twitter handle.)
- Tweet something along the lines of “I entered to win @HarbingerFit gear from @LoveSweatBeers at http://wp.me/p1U59D-Oj.”
- Follow Harbinger on Twitter @HarbingerFit (Leave a comment with your twitter handle.)