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5 basic exercises you can do with a chair

Most people believe if you really want to exercise, you should hit a gym but this is far from the truth.

There are actually exercises you can carry out using a chair which will keep you in top shape.

Keeping fit is key to living long and healthy so you should be able to exercise at every small opportunity. Not everyone has the opportunity of visiting the gym and lifting dumbbells in order to keep fit so these exercises will go a long way in helping you maintain your fitness; all you need is a 'Chair'.

Check out these five basic exercises you can do with a chair;

  1. Seated Push-Ups

Seated push-ups might be difficult for beginners but with time, it gets easier. Keep your arms at the edge of the chair and your feet firmly on the floor. Press down your body and allow your hips and buttocks to lift above the chair and back down with your arms still on the edge of the chair. Repeat this for as long as you can.



  1. Leg Extensions

Sit at the edge of the chair with your arms firmly by your side. Extend your leg so that the heel is on the floor and then lift the leg as high as you can without bending backward. Hold the leg for about 5seconds after which you bring it down. Do this for the right and left legs.



  1. Inclined Push-Ups

Place both palms on the edge of your chair and move your feet back to remain in a plank position after which you push up with the aid of your palms and return back to the original position. Do this for as long as you can.



  1. Inverted Planck Push-Ups

Place your two feet on the chair and your body in a plank position while facing up. You could place your elbows or your palms on the floor and push up your body after which you return back to the original position. Repeat this for as long as you can.



  1. Oblique Twist

Sit on a chair, take your right elbow and twist your body so that the elbow touches the left knee. Return back to the starting position and repeat for as long as you can.

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