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Wall Pushups



Every time I take a bathroom break at work I do 20 pushups against the wall. I either stand vertical to the wall or, if I'm in a stall indicated for the disabled, I go at a 45-degree angle using the pole attached to the wall. Throughout the day you can get in 100 to 120 good pushups and your arms will definitely feel it the next day!

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  • Thanks for sharing this good idea. - by LEANMEAN2
  • Great idea! Thanks. - by PROPMAN1
  • Great idea! Thanks for sharing. - by 145HEALTHY
  • My favorite office exercise is while sitting is straight back, don't hold on to arm rest, lift both knees and hold to count of 3 or longer, Repeat when you can. Great for the tummy!! - by TINA8605
  • I do sets of 10 leg kicks when I am alone in the office. I use the file cabinet to brace me, then kick my legs and get my circuation going! - by JANEDOE12345
    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • Great idea - by DELLMEL
  • I do this in the elevator when I am alone. - by CHARTHESTAR
    good suggestion - thank you - by LCRUMLEY81
  • And you don't even notice that you're exercising! - by LSIG14
  • Great idea - also, I do deep leg squarts and lunges when I am drying my hair. - by CKAYTHOMAS
  • I do this, too! I also do wall pushups while I am waiting for my print jobs to finish in the copy room. I also take the long way back to my desk around the building after I go to the restroom - helps clear my mind for the next task and adds 500 steps. Every minute helps!
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  • Great idea! Good way to incorporate little blocks of exercise into your day!

    emoticon Thanks for the reminder! - by PYNETREE
    Great idea. I should try that. - by SAMOMOF3
  • I know!!! I would do wall pushups, kickbacks and jumping jacks in the restroom at work when no one was in there with me. emoticon - by WATCHINW8
  • Great Idea! - by FITME81
  • Great Idea! - by FITME81
  • good suggestion - thank you. - by LEANMEAN2
  • Gonna try this. emoticon - by KEIANN1
  • JACKIE542
    Great idea, thank you. - by JACKIE542
  • Sounds doable to me! - by SHIRLEY721
    Thanks for sharing - by BANNERMAN
  • I do them on the kitchen counter since it allows room for more angle. - by REALKIEKEY
  • Good use of down time! emoticon - by TOKIEMOON
  • great idea! - by LORIVIOLA
    Great idea! And the more water you drink, the more opportunities for pushups. Thanks for the tip. emoticon - by ZIEKEPPLER
  • I do this too!! Glad to know others are too!! - by WORLDSERIES11
  • That is a fantastic idea. Easy and convenient! - by KACEYSW
  • What a great idea for squeezing in exercise when and where you can! - by LSIG14
  • How sneaky but great idea, I'm going to start! - by FYRAM45
  • How sneaky but great idea, I'm going to start! - by FYRAM45
  • How sneaky but great idea, I'm going to start! - by FYRAM45
  • Something wonderful to try for the month of APril plus 4:-) - by CHERYLSBUTT
  • Love it. I do the same thing. Even after I've done my work out and showered I can still do some wall push ups and not have to worry about having to shower again afterwards. - by BUTTERFLYCHEEK
  • I've been doing this for the last couple of months. I do (3) sets of 20--shoulder width, wide and close. Totally feel it in my triceps and pecs!

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    Great idea! Thank you! I am going to give it a try! - by SHANNONY84
  • Great tip for getting in extra arm work. - by LESLIE2561
  • I have RA and back/shoulder problems. This may be an answer for me. Thanks for the Spark of inspiration. - by ICHANGELING
  • I find regular push ups hard on me, but thinking I will definitely try the wall push up thing, sounds like a great thing to do. Thanks for the tip. - by RUNNING-TURTLE
  • Great idea. I am going to try this. emoticon - by MARIONJEANA
    Great idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing this great tip. emoticon - by LOVINGKATE
  • Love this idea. I'm going to try this today. Thanks!! emoticon - by JOHNNA620
  • Love it! Thank you for sharing!! - by BARBALVA
    This is a great idea. Every little bit of exercise helps. emoticon - by PATTIMAE4
    great idea - by LCRUMLEY81
  • Thanks for this great idea. I'm going to try this. It should also work as a stress reliever if needed. emoticon - by 4KWALK
  • Amazing! Haven't really thought of combining any type of exercise with bathroom breaks except maybe Kiegel exercises when I was pregnant. Great idea! - by EBONYSOL
  • I do this too. I am glad to know that I am not the only one. emoticon - by ABUFFKIN
  • Awesome idea! - by ELAINE571
  • JGRAY76
    I do this too. It works! - by JGRAY76
  • I do wall pushups along with a few yoga poses like the half moon and sun salutation in the shower. It feels so good with the warm water hitting you in the back and it really wakes me up and gets the blood flowing. That's where I'm heafing right now. - by SKYVALLEYGAL
  • great idea - by NASFKAB
  • I do the same thing and you'd be surprised how many you can get in and it only takes a few extra minutes. I can tell the difference. - by DGFOWLER
  • im going to try that... - by TRYINGHARD54
  • Excellent idea! emoticon - by TOLLER43
  • Great I love that and you don't need a gym to do that. - by JEPMUDO1

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