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Easy chair exercises

by Tracey Mallett  |  2130 views  |  2 comments  |       Rate this now! 

The chair is a great accessory for targeting you abs, hips, and buns, especially if your balance needs a little help. The following exercises can be done at home or work in just a few minutes. All you need is yourself and a chair. It's so simple!

Try and do these exercises at least two to three times a week for the best results.

Let's go and tone our midsection!

Standing Oblique Curl

Reps: 10-15 on each side.

Muscles targeted: Obliques (waist), glutes and legs.

1.) Standing sideways to the chair with your outside hand behind your head and your feet turned out from the hips.

2.) Exhale and extend the right leg to the side and side bend the torso towards the right leg. Inhale, draw the leg back to meet your supporting leg and return your torso back to an erect position.

Modification: Lower legs towards the floor

Froggies on the Chair

Reps: 10-15 times.

Muscles targeted: Abs, inner thighs, and quads.

1.) Sitting on an incline, abs pulled in with your shoulder blades against the back of the chair and hands resting on the front corners of the seat. Knees are bent with legs turned out at the hips with feet in a small V position elevated off the floor.

2.) Exhale, draw in your abs and extend the legs straight out to hip height, pulling your inner thighs together. Next, inhale and bend the knees back to start position.


About the Author

Tracey Mallett ( is an internationally-recognized certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist. She is the author of "Sexy in 6: Sculpt Your Body with the 6 Minute Quick Blast Workout." Tracey is the creator and star of the "3-In-1 Pregnancy System," for pre- and post-natal mothers. Her newest videos are "Renew You" and "Super Body BootCamp." A proud mother of two, Tracey, now lives in Los Angeles.

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