Readers have written me countless emails asking for exercises they can do at their office so I’ve been keeping that top of mind during my workouts these days. The key to this must be minimal and efficient movement without sweating!
Squats seem like an obvious choice, but if you don’t have an intensity when you squat repeatedly, you’ll fail to strengthen or tone your leg before you break a sweat. This “negative” squat is a killer. Rich makes it look easy! I struggled with the advanced version during class.
By using a chair or bench, you force yourself to squat lower than usual. Therefore your movement will be slower, your core will stay engaged, and you won’t be able to do as many. The result:
- Your heart rate gets up fast.
- You strengthen and tone your leg.
- You won’t break a sweat!
If you’re in Atlanta or Birmingham, absolutely try a Blast900 class. It’s the most intense total body workout I’ve had in a long time (my review here). Cardio on crack basically :) I’m training them how to blog now, so they’ll be a great fitness resource for you come fall!