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Office Exercising?
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Contributors to this thread:
Darrell 17-Jan-19
Brotsky 17-Jan-19
Mule Power 17-Jan-19
Aspen Ghost 17-Jan-19
Z Barebow 17-Jan-19
Bob H in NH 17-Jan-19
midwest 17-Jan-19
tobywon 17-Jan-19
bowbender77 17-Jan-19
deserthunter 17-Jan-19
longspeak74 17-Jan-19
DL 17-Jan-19
ohiohunter 17-Jan-19
APauls 17-Jan-19
Alaska at heart 17-Jan-19
greenmountain 17-Jan-19
Glunt@work 17-Jan-19
cnelk 17-Jan-19
tobywon 18-Jan-19
1HankS 18-Jan-19
Yellowjacket 18-Jan-19
From: Darrell
17-Jan-19
Starting to look ahead to September. In my work, I often have two or three 5-10 minute gaps each day and I'm wanting to start taking advantage of those times to improve my fitness for hunting. Obviously not enough time for a full workout and I don't want to get sweaty since I will be with people after those breaks. So, in addition to climbing the stairs, lunges, push ups, what are some things you guys find helpful that could be done in small doses?

From: Brotsky
17-Jan-19
Do squats at your desk, lots of them. Great for the legs and you won't get sweaty doing them.

From: Mule Power
17-Jan-19

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My office exercise machine. 150 reps per day gaining and losing elevation.

From: Aspen Ghost
17-Jan-19
Get a desk that adjusts in height so you can stand most of the day. Elk hunting is being on your feet for hours. That's hard to train for when you're a desk jockey.

From: Z Barebow
17-Jan-19

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Wall squats. Lean up against a wall like you are sitting (knees at a 90 deg angle) and hold for X time. You would be amazed how much it hurts without sweating.

https://www.exercise-to-a-healthier-life.com/wall-squats.html

17-Jan-19
I've been doing those wall squats......I'm going skiing next month.

From: Bob H in NH
17-Jan-19
Planks

From: midwest
17-Jan-19

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From: tobywon
17-Jan-19

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Fortunately, we are in an old factory building and I have a big beam in my office. I just made this simple rope slung over a wood beam to do some pull ups, leg lifts, hangs, or just even stretch a bit. This also helps when I'm having a tough day or just got out of my bosses office frustrated and it can relieve some stress at times. This along with a nice yell at times, helps relieve some stress. Everyone that comes into my office seems to try them out. I have a doorway pull up bar at home that I like as well .

From: bowbender77
17-Jan-19
You might want to get your hands on a Bowfit device. The Bowfit is a piece of surgical tubing with a leather/nylon loop on the end that was designed by a Physical Therapy professional to be used for upper body workout routine for archers. I think the cost is less than $25.00 and you can roll it up and take it most anywhere.

From: deserthunter
17-Jan-19
Tai chi and some yoga. You can work on your core which helps everything else.

From: longspeak74
17-Jan-19
Exercise band works well too. Draw and hold, draw and hold...

From: DL
17-Jan-19
Humor writer Pat McManus wrote an article on office exercise. He said grab a secretary and throw her over your shoulder. The thrashing and kicking will simulate trying to walk downhill with an elk quarter.

From: ohiohunter
17-Jan-19
DL, I'd say thats pretty accurate.......... not speaking from experience of course.. pleading the 5th

From: APauls
17-Jan-19
lol "grab a secretary" can't imagine if that was pre or post #metoo

17-Jan-19
I would think stairs are your best option. During the winter months when I don't hike much, I have a step bench and also an old Schwinn Airdyne in the basement. When I am watching select hunting shows on TV, I am often doing cardio after stretching or weight training. Stairs are a perfect simulation of climbing and using your body weight as natural resistence.

17-Jan-19
I read somewhere hat there is a lot of office exercises done at every office. There is putting everybody down then jumping to conclusions. I prefer my office routine. I get up at least once an hour and walk a few yards. When I sit I normally sit stand and sit again. It looks funny but it helps. Twice a day I take a brisk walk around the property with a friend. Ten years ago I was laughed at . Now it is openly encouraged by our wellness committee. Any exercise is preferable to sitting all day. It is surprising but you become more productive. I have one more tactic. I work in the engineering building when I get a call from the shop floor I walk briskly to the problem area and deal with it face to face. Thirty problems a day is more than a mile walking.

From: Glunt@work
17-Jan-19

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Rode a desk for many years off and on. With my new venture, enough exercise isn't an issue.

From: cnelk
17-Jan-19
Classic Office Exercising

From: tobywon
18-Jan-19
"grab a secretary" Funny, that would work in a bit different way now. After all the sexual harassment training we have to go through, I would find plenty of time to exercise and even hunt after I get fired.

From: 1HankS
18-Jan-19
Z Barebow x2

From: Yellowjacket
18-Jan-19
I have a Varidesk and stand quite a bit. Also walk stairs and one stairwell the backs of the stairs are open so I can hang or do pullups on them.

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