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Speaking to MASCAVA: How to stay fit behind your desk

I had the privilege of speaking to the MASCAVA organization today about how to stay fit while working long hours behind the desk. I decided the best way to present this information would be to teach them how to be prepared and make the most of the what they already have access to.

 

PREP: RABBIT BAGS & WORKOUT KIT
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.  ~ Confucius

Rabbit bags are pre-packed snack size baggies filled with your favorite snacks.  We make sure our kids have snacks and we need the same. Pretzels, Chocolate Covered nuts/berries, trail mix, dried fruit. If you have a fridge, you can put carrots, cucumbers and other veggies.

Workout kit includes a note card of the week’s WOD, tennis/dog ball, band, 2lb db, rubber band

BODY MAINTENANCE:  GOALS & WOD
"Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong."~John F. Kennedy

GOALS
1. Get up from floor or chair without using hands (keeps core strong)
2. Maintain or increase shoulder mobility and body flexibility (reducing chance of a hump back and/or kyphosis)
3. Add weight bearing exercises to ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, wrists (prevents injury and falling)
4. Get heart rate up everyday (circulates oxygen & blood)
5. Get inverted everyday (circulates blood and other bodily fluids)

SAMPLE WOD  1x8 (beginner) 2x10 (advanced) 3x12 (athletic)

Sample exercise and sample stretches listed below
Monday: Desk or wall push-up/tricep dip   (Open Cow Face)
Tuesday: Dumbbell tricep overhead press, Sit/Stand from chair punching with dumbbells (Tricep Stretch)
Wednesday:  Wall Sit Bicep Curl, Shoulder Press(Hamstring Stretch)
Thursday: Calf Raises & Step-ups(Tree Pose)
Friday: Band Sumo Squat* & Dumbbell Chest Fly(Carpel Tunnel Stretch & Rubberband work)
* Easier- sit/stand instead of squat

 

Change up your walking routine by adding quick jogs, little hops, sprints, skips, lunges, weights; or even better walk a different route each day and add some hills.  Change up the routine of walking up and down stairs by taking them two at a time or jogging up while walking down.  Keep changing up your routines.

Angie Sellers