We know you want that toned midriff. We all want that. But, do you know that there are several exercises that you can do simply using a chair? After all, not everyone wants to go to the gym every single day or have the time to. So, why not move ahead and use a chair to max out those reps? At the end of the day, any way you move is going to be helpful to your body. Also, these are bodyweight exercises, so the only weight you are using is your own weight.
Here are 7 of the best belly exercises that you can do by simply using a chair.
Lifting Knees To Chest
This exercise is optimal for burning fat and increasing the strength of your abdomen. You simply need to sit ramrod straight on a chair, with your feet hip-width apart. Now, raise your right knee to your chest, all the while keeping your back straight. Then put it down while repeating the process with the left knee. Do it around 15 times for each leg.
Lifting Both Knees
Sit straight on the chair, with your back not touching it. Hold the sides of the chair and bring both of your knees to your chest. Hold that position for a second, and then bring them down again. Do it 20 times and don’t touch the ground while your feet are getting lowered.
Side Bends With Double Knee Lift
For this, repeat the entire posture like before, but add a little side bending to both sides. Make the movement controlled, and hold onto the sides of the chair. Do it 20 reps for both sides. This exercise is for your obliques.
Lifting Knees To Elbows
For this exercise, sit straight on the chair, and keep your hands interlocked behind your head. Now, bring your right knee up a bit, and extend your left elbow to meet it, while keeping the same interlock. Then go back to your original position, and do it with the opposite leg and hand. Doing this for around 20 reps per side is going to form a serious burn.
Toe touches will allow you to fully contract your abdomen as you are working through the motions. For this, you need to sit straight on your chair, with your feet hip-width apart. Now, raise your hands high in the air, and with your right hand, touch your left toe. As you are moving through the process, remember to contract your abdomen. Now, go back to your original position, and repeat the process with your left hand. Try these out at least 20 times per arm.
Stand beside a chair, while holding the sides of it. Then raise your free hand high above your head. Now, bend your leg backward, so your bum touches your heel. And finally, touch that heel by lowering your hand. Contract your abdomen. Do this for at least 20 times per arm.
Lifting the Entire Body
Sit on the chair and grip the seat tightly. Now, try to raise your entire body off the seat simply by using your hands. Bring your knees closer to your chest and hold it for 15 sec. Do it at least 4 times.
These should help you get that toned belly.