Bored waiting for your game to load? Here are 8 speedy workouts to pass time productively.
1. Stationary Jog
Stand up from your chair and simply jog in place. Make sure you take deep, slow breaths and pace your breathing as you wait for your game to begin. This easily brings up your heart rate as you move your entire body.
2. Wall Sit
Stand against the nearest wall and bend your legs as if you were to sit on an invisible chair. Press your back against the wall, stay in the seated position with legs in a 90 degree angle, and tighten your abs. Keep your head up and try to hold this stance until loading time is over. Doing this one workout can strengthen your back, core, and thighs.
3. Last Man Stand
Did you know that standing is a lot more beneficial to your body than sitting? Simply remove your chair from under you and stand while you wait for the game to start! For those who enjoy taking on a challenge, continue standing during the game. Who says you need to sit down to be an awesome gamer?
4. Calf Raises
Here is an added portion to #3. Place your hands on your waist and try to balance yourself as you slowly bring both your heels above the ground and stand on your tippy toes. Then, slowly bring your heels back on the floor. Do as many reps as you can before the game begins. This tones your calves and gets the blood pumping throughout your legs.
5. Butt Squeeze
Time to tone the buttocks! As you sit in your chair, squeeze your butt for 10-15 seconds and then release. Continue doing reps until your game has finished loading. Make sure you check out your glutes after the game to notice your perky progress.
6. Seated Leg Raises
Sit close to the edge of the seat with a straight back. Have one foot firmly on the floor with a bent knee and extend the other leg in front of you. Gently hold the sides of the chairs with your hands for stability as you tighten your extended leg and then raise it 6 inches off the ground. Keep your leg raised for several seconds and then lower back down. Repeat another 3 times and then switch legs, if loading time allows.
7. Desk Squat
Pull your chair away from you as you perform these squats. Gently hold onto the edge of the desk with your hands, and keep your back straight as you bend your hips and sit back into a squat. Then prop yourself back up and prepare yourself for the next squats. This exercise can help sustain muscle in the legs and maintain hip flexibility.
8. Tricep Dips
Toning arms are just as important as toning legs! Make sure you have a stable and strong chair before attempting this workout to prevent any injuries. Begin by sitting close to the edge of your seat and extend your legs in front of you with only your heels touching the floor. Hold onto the edge of your seat with your hands and slide your butt off from the chair. Keep your arms straight at first with a slight bend to keep pressure off of your elbow joints. Then, slowly bend your elbows and try to reach a 90 degree angle as you keep your back close to the seat. Once you reach your lowest point bring yourself back up by straightening your arms. This completes one dip. Continue doing reps until your game begins!
Each of these quick and easy workouts can improve your physique, so try a combination of them. Comment below on your experience in working out during your loading time!
Written By: Amairani Aleman
Edited By: Gregory Laporte
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