Top 3 chair exercises for toned lower body

As our 9 to 5 work life was resulting in a sedentary lifestyle, COVID19 has come up to knock us out with eight months (and counting) without gym. The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has made our physical movements even more restricted. As the lockdown period got over, winters have come up to make us lazier than ever.

We totally understand that the current situation and dropping mercury are all keeping you away from the gym, the option for setting up your own home gym is always open.

If sitting in front of your laptops without any physical movement has taken a toll on your back, neck and lower body, then you can make things better with just a chair.

That’s right! In this edition, we have talked about some of the highly effective and easy exercises that you can perform inside your home on a chair.

#1 Mini squats on chair
This is just like regular squats but with a chair. To this exercise, set up a chair and consider the height of the chair as your lowest point for the squats. As you do with squats, stand with your feet slightly apart.

Try to bend down as if you are sitting on the chair but the moment your bottom touches the surface of chair, go slightly higher. Now, hold this position for 5 seconds and go little lower without sitting. Hold this for 5 seconds. Repeat 15 reps this way, then do 15 mini squats and finish with the first variation. This is 1 set repeat 3-5.

#2 Chair Curls 

To do this exercise, you would need to keep a small pillow in between your knees and squeeze it. Now, hold the arm rest or seat of the chair as you bring your knees closer to your chest. Ensure that you don’t slouch your shoulders and neck. Repeat this 15 times.

#3 Reverse lunges 

For this exercise, place your one foot on the chair while keeping the other leg forward. Put your body weight on the front leg. As you bend towards the floor, you can use a cushion to touch the floor. Bend your knees going lower. As soon as the cushion touches the floor, straighten your leg. Repeat this 15 times.

Disclaimer: The advice given in this content is purely based on generic information. These tips are not to be considered as an alternative to standard opinion. It is advised to always consult your own doctor for medical help. The Vocal News does not claim any responsibility for given information.