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Exercises You Can Do With A Chair

Are you wanting to start working out and becoming more fit but don’t have the money for a gym membership or expensive equipment? Have no fear; a simple desk chair is all you need. You might have everything you need for an effective workout right in your living room. Learn about some exercises you can perform with a chair to get in shape.

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Triceps Dip

This is the best exercise to work your triceps muscles. Start by sitting on the edge of a chair with your hands gripping the edge on either side of you. Place your feet together and lift yourself off the chair so that your body is hanging straight down. Then, slowly lower yourself back down until your elbows are at a 90-degree angle. Repeat this movement for 12-15 repetitions.

Chair Push-Up

This exercise will target all of the major muscle groups in your upper body, including your arms, chest, and core muscles. To begin the chair push-up, get into a plank position. Then with your hands on the edge of a chair and your feet together. Bend your elbows and slowly lower your body toward the floor, keeping your back flat. Then, push yourself back up to the starting position. Repeat this exercise for 12-15 repetitions.

Seated Hip Thrusts

This move targets your glutes, which are one of the largest muscles in your body. Sit on the edge of a desk chair with your feet hip-width apart. Roll yourself forward to place your hands on the front edge of the seat and have lifted yourself to a bridge position. Then, thrust your hips upward by squeezing your glutes and pushing through your heels. Lower yourself back to the starting position and repeat this movement for 12-15 repetitions.

Leg Lift

Tone your lower body with this exercise. Sit on the edge of a chair with your feet together and your arms at your sides. Slowly lift one leg off the ground and toward your chest. Keep your back straight and hold for two seconds. Lower the leg back to the start and repeat this movement for 12-15 repetitions. Then, switch legs and perform the same number of repetitions.

Plank Knee Cross

To begin the plank knee cross, get into the plank position on an exercise mat. Make sure that you are balanced, with your weight evenly spread out between both of your elbows and both of your knees. Keep this position for 30 seconds. Next, bring one knee toward your chest and hold for two seconds. Return the leg to the starting position, repeat this movement for 30 seconds, and repeat on the other side. 


These are just a few exercises you can do with a chair to get in shape. Be sure to mix up your routine regularly to challenge your muscles in different ways and avoid getting bored. With a bit of creativity and some essential equipment, you don’t need to join a gym or invest in expensive equipment. For added resistance, try adding dumbbells during these exercises. If you are uncertain about your fitness routine, speak with your doctor or trainer before beginning an exercise program.