Stomach Exercises While Sitting in a Chair at Work

Updated February 21, 2017

Most people want to keep their stomach muscles tight and trim. This can be challenging, if you work at a computer and must sit most of the day. However, there are many exercises available to tone and strengthen your stomach muscles while you sit at work.

Computer Crunches

This exercise is a simple and easy way to sculpt your stomach while sitting. This can be done at a desk. Keep your back straight with your feet on the floor. Press your lower back into the chair, contracting your abdominal muscles. This will simulate a crunch. Hold this for up to 30 seconds and repeat. You can do as many reps as you like. This exercise will strengthen your ab and stomach muscles, whiled stretching them out and making them more flexible. After performing your computer crunches stand up and relax your stomach muscles. Relaxing and stretching worked muscles after every workout helps prevent cramping during exercise.

Belly Swinger

In the belly swinger you use your hands to work on your stomach and ab muscles. Take one hand and gently move the muscles in circular motions. Start going clockwise, then reverse and go counterclockwise. Change hands and work the other side of your stomach, moving up and down all over the stomach. This will relax the muscles in your stomach and can even increase their strength. As this exercise goes on, you'll be able to do it without your hands, increasing its effectiveness.

Stomach Twist

The stomach twist is a simple stretch and muscle workout for your stomach. Put your hands on your chair arms and twist your body to the right as far as you can. Since you're sitting, you'll be twisting completely at your stomach and abs. Hold the pose to the far right as long as you can and then move to the left, doing the same. This exercise will stretch any tight, tense muscles and loosen them up. It is an excellent exercise to perform after doing stomach strength exercises. It also increases your stomach and ab muscles' range of motion.

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Eric Benac began writing professionally in 2001. After working as an editor at Alpena Community College in Michigan and receiving his Associate of Journalism, he received a Bachelor of Science in English and a Master of Arts in writing from Northern Michigan University in Marquette.