Best Exercises For Busy Professionals

Vydara Apr 12, 2016 busy exercise planks professionals squats tricep dips working 0 Comments Posted in: Portfolio, The Blog

Vydara Apr 12, 2016 busy exercise planks professionals squats tricep dips working 0 Comments Posted in: Portfolio, The Blog

Exercise as a priority sometimes falls down the list below working, dating, and getting drinks with friends. Well, it doesn’t have to! Fit in exercise in five, 10 or 2o minute spurts throughout your day, and your body will think you just sweated through an hour-long P90x session. Here’s what we like to do to keep fit and to keep our social lives intact.

  1. Planks – These babies take care of it all: arms, back, shoulders, abs. We like to sneak in a few in the morning before getting in the shower. Here’s how to do a plank: Get in a modified push-up position with your elbows bent 90 degrees and both forearms resting on the floor. A yoga mat may be helpful here. Position your elbows directly underneath your shoulders and look straight toward the floor. Your body should form a perfectly straight line from the crown of your head to your heels. Hold for as long as you can!
  2. Tricep dips – We love these because they can tone up the back of flabby arms quickly. Get two or three sets of 25-30 dips done before hitting the hay. Here’s how to do them:  Start in a seated position with your feet flexed in front of you and your heels touching the floor. Place your hands underneath your shoulders so that your fingertips point towards your hips and your elbows point behind you. Lift your hips 9-12 inches off the floor. Your shoulders should be directly over top of your wrists. Bend your elbows directly behind you. Then straighten the elbows, without locking them. Repeat.
  3. Deep squats – For a well-defined behind, look no further than the deep squat. It works the entire lower half of the body, including the hips, glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves, while also toning the core, shoulders, and back. It can both build muscle and burn fat because it uses so many muscles. And when we say low, we mean as low as you can go. Take a wide stance with your toes slightly pointed out. Lower your butt as if you were sitting in a chair. Go down as low as you can while keeping your chest up. Slowly rise. Repeat. It’s fun to do a few sets while watching Netflix!

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