Desk Workouts To Get You Through Fashion Week

Workout Wednesday: Deskside Exercises Made For Fashion Week

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Everyone knows that fashion week, or should we say fashion month, is the busiest time for those in the fashion industry. Whether its coordinating events, making a deadline or just writing runway recap after runway recap, you find yourself at the desk for way longer than you anticipated.

So despite the cardio bursts you might have getting from show to show, it seems to never be enough. Sitting at your desk for hours has shown to have negative impacts on your health and life expectancy. We know you’re busy, so this Workout Wednesday, we are showing you simple exercises you can perform in the comfort of your cubicle.

output_sdRenLWorkout #1: Desk Chair Dip 

You don’t need any weights, no yoga mats or even tennis shoes. Just find a moment when the office is relatively empty (because you will look slightly weird) and get in fifteen minutes of exercise while still keeping an eye on any incoming emails.

Personal trainer and fitness instructor at Uplift Studios in New York City Alyssa Exposito showed us a simple tri-set to getting your body moving in the workplace. She started off with a simple dip, using the desk chair as support to work out her triceps. You straighten your arms fully to lift your body up off the chair, and then bending your elbows at a 90 degree angle so that your body dips straight down. Hold, then press down with the palms of your hands to straighten your arms back to starting position. If that is too easy for you, modify by keeping one leg elevated as you perform the dip.

output_BY6IrW Workout #2: Modified Desk Chair Dip 

Your desk also allows for more exercises such as push-ups and pull-ins, that will work up a sweat in the workplace. Do three sets of 8-10 reps of each for a quick, effective workout.
 Check out the gallery below for two more simple desk workouts to fit Workout Wednesday into fashion week: