Grackle & Sun

Office Chair Workouts: Week 1

I don’t do static stretching warm-ups, I save that for the end of the workout.  Instead, I do about 5-10 minutes of active stretching warm-ups by dancing.  Usually in some horrible, but effective, combination of terpsichorean techniques:  chiefly, merengue, samba, and skanking. They’re the only dances I know.

Monday:  Easing Back Into It.  Riiiight.

In between each exercise, I do 100 jump rope skips!

100 jump rope

Bird dogs x 16 on each side

100 jump rope

Burpee Squats x 16

100 jump rope

X-Pos x 16 on each side

100 jump rope

Squat Jumps x 16

100 jump rope

Shoulder Taps x 16

This full set x 3

Tuesday: Planktastic

100 jump rope

Shoulder Taps x 16

100 jump rope

Toe Taps x 16

100 jump rope

1/2 burpee hold x 16

100 jump rope

Linedance x 16

100 jump rope

Sleeper Planks x 16 (8 on each side)

Full set x 3

Wednesday:  Jesus. 

This workout was a leg killer.

100 jump rope

1/2 burpee hold x 16

100 jump rope

Mule Kicks x 16

100 jump rope

Ugi Jump x 16

100 jump rope

Mountain Climbers x 16 on each side

Full set x 3

Thursday:  I really need to buy a kettlebell  :/


I did these with my dumbbell.  Lame, but I needed some weights today.  But I only have a 10 lb weight, which made this all very silly since I do all of this with 20 or 25 lbs typically.  I’ve never tried more weight because my gyms kettlebells only went up to 25 lbs, lol.  I might secretly be a total hoss and not even know it.  Today, this was just to get the blood flowing and the muscles moving.  Each exercise was done with 12 reps on each side x 2.

Friday:  Quick & Killer

I set the timer for 15 minutes (that’s all the time I had today) with the goal of doing as many sets as I could.  The exercises are paired, meaning that you go right from one to the next.  Yeah.

Mt. Climbers x 10 —-> 1/2 Burpee Hold x 5

Shoulder Taps x 10 —–> Burpee Jacks x 5

Prison Jacks x 10 ——> High Knees x 10

I think I could have gotten one more set in, but my son accidentally locked himself out of the house while taking out the compost, and I forgot to stop the timer when I ran to let him in.  Still, 9 sets wasn’t awful.  :D

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4 thoughts on “Office Chair Workouts: Week 1

  1. I gotta get up and get moving…

  2. I like it! You’ve got some great moves in there :)

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