By Laurel House
Twitter can be a total time suck. You log onto your TweetDeck, type your thought- making sure to get all of the current hashtags in, then you get caught up in conversations, stalking, and reading various paper.li feeds. Suddenly an hour has passed! It's time to take full advantage of your twitter time and multitask those moments… by working out. Yes, you can seriously get an arm and butt toning workout while staring at your computer screen. No this is not an alternative to your full daily cardio sesh, but it is a great addition, helping to amp up your metabolism, burn more calories, even give you a dose of energy thanks to the increased blood flow through the veins and to the brain.
Here are 5 Ways to Tone your Arms and Butt on Twitter
1. Butt Squeezes (100 seconds)
Squeeze your butt cheeks. Clench them tight! Hold for 10 seconds. Release briefly. Hold again! Repeat 10 times.
2. Speed Bag Boxing (100 seconds)
Pretend you are boxing a speed bag! Lift your hands up to eye level, elbows extended out to the sides, then rotate your fists in a circle, fast! At least 100 seconds.
3. Seated Upper Body Spinning(100 seconds)
As if you're holding onto the pedals (yes the pedals) of a bike with your hands, sit up straight, hold those imaginary pedals, and pedal as fast as you can! 100 seconds forward, then reverse and back pedal for 100 seconds.
4. Bounce and Circle (100 seconds)
Put one arm straight in front of you and the other arm straight out to your side. Now bounce the front arm a few inches up and down, and do little controlled circles with the side arm. Repeat this continuous move for 100 seconds, then switch arms and repeat for another 100 seconds.
5. Hovering (5 seconds- at least)
Place your hands firmly on the bottom cushion of your seat with your wrists pressed up against the sides of your thighs. Now press your hands firmly down onto the seat, engage your abs, slowly lift your feet onto your toes, find your balance, and lift your feet completely off the floor, placing all of your weight on your hands. Hold for 5 seconds if you can. Release your feet back
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