At the office...

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    May 10, 2007 2:52 AM GMT
    So this probably sounds completely stupid, but I just have to ask because I think about it all the time!!

    I spend about two hours a day driving. An hour there, and an hour back to work everyday. Also, there is the work part...hours and hours of meetings or regular desk work (teleconferencing etc.), all while sitting on my rear...

    Isn't there something...ANYTHING that you can do to burn some energy while in the car or at the office!!??

    Like I said: Dumb topic, but where better to post!!
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    May 10, 2007 4:44 AM GMT
    There are numerous exercises you can do. Several ab workouts can be done in a very small place and can burn a lot of energy. Some core exercises can get you going too. Take windmills for example. (arms/legs outstretched, right fingertips to left toes, come back up, left fingertips to right toes)

    Work out your back, lean face first from the back, over the back of your office chair, bringing your nose towards the seat. Bonus if it's a rolling chair that you have to maintain some stability so you don't bust your face on the floor.

    Be creative. :)

    -david
  • trebor965

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    May 11, 2007 3:59 AM GMT
    do coke, you will do everything faster, and control your appetite.
  • MikemikeMike

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    May 11, 2007 4:44 AM GMT
    I say take one hour outta your life a day and hit the gym! Think of it as an investment in you. You will have more energy sleep better feel better and a nice side effect is u will look better!! Again just my opinion....
  • GQjock

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    May 11, 2007 6:21 PM GMT
    I know it's tuff getting to a gym
    ...but you gotta set some priorities my man
    there's no way that doing some isometric exercises in a car or at an office is going to do anything for you
    ...carve an hour out everyother day
    and get there...you'll see it's not that hard
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    May 13, 2007 12:32 AM GMT
    Yeah - I am able to spend that one hour a day...thats no problem...I just get sooooo sick of sitting on my ass constantly! I have always lived to move around (like, be active), and its been hard adjusting to be so sedentary for so many hours at a time. I usually just have pent up energy waiting to get out, and thats the reason for the question.

    And after a year, the drive is about ready to kill me :) I dont think I could count the motorist who have looked to their side and seen me rockin' out hahahahaha! I am ready for college, and cant wait to move here very soon!


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    May 13, 2007 1:53 AM GMT
    Isometric muscular contractions is ONLY beneficial for muscle isolation education.

    To burn fat, you need to do cardiovascular training. Isometric contractions will not increase your heart rate.

    To gain size and strength, you need to do resstive training. Isometric contractions will not do that either.

    Other aspects of training such as agility and flexibility, of course, isometric will not do that at all.

    Your body is a biomachinery. You get waht you put in. Stop looking for short cuts.

    And you should concentrate on SAFE driving foremost, PERIOD.

    My commute is as long if not longer than yours. I also kpet working out through my school years while i also worked full time. If there is a will, you will make the time and effort...



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    May 13, 2007 3:16 AM GMT
    Apply your eye makeup while driving; read the paper while driving; send text messages while driving; yack on cell phone while driving.
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    May 13, 2007 3:29 AM GMT
    ^ You have to check where I live...its the middle of nowhere....not much to hit but corn. OH! Forgot! Deer come out at night and hit me.