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Everytime I go to the bathroom at work, I do some pushups. Not on the floor, of course, but on the counter. I stand about three feet away, position my hands on the counter, and do 10 'pushups.'

- Submitted by SHERRYMILLIGAN 5/31/2010 in Exercise | 56 Comments
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JONEC14333 3/20/2012 5:01:00 PM

    When in the shower, I hold onto the steady handle and do leg abductions and adductions against the side of the bathtub. Great isometrics! I am going to add the push ups and tricep dips to MY "potty training"!
MI-ELLKAYBEE 3/20/2012 2:16:00 PM

    I do wall pushups in the elevator (12 up, 12 down, every time) more wall push ups in the bathroom. Also triceps dips, using the counter. Every little bit helps! emoticon
FATHINSN 3/22/2012 9:29:00 AM

    Try squats while brushing teeth!
CANDOIT54 3/21/2012 8:22:00 PM

    emoticon If I did 10 every time I went I could get in at least 100.
TIGGER2908 3/20/2012 1:34:00 PM

    What a great idea. Also, I like MITCHDY's idea of doing backward pushups, too.
MITCHDY 3/20/2012 7:06:00 AM

    I like to do the backwards ones when I see a bench... I am really changing my mind set, that you can do exercise throughout the day here and all adds up...
MONTREAL12 8/7/2013 10:53:00 AM

    Never thought of this; thanks for the idea! emoticon
LEANMEAN2 6/12/2013 7:04:00 AM

    Really great idea. Thanks for sharing
SHAZPATT 6/10/2013 12:22:00 PM

    I do the same thing but when I'm at the microwave. I put in my food and while it's running I try to do as many counter push-ups as possible or at least 10. Good idea with the bathroom though.
BANNERMAN 6/10/2013 12:55:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
LORIVIOLA 6/9/2013 8:33:00 PM

    great idea, especially if you are drinking 8 glasses of water a day... you'd be in there a lot!
AMBER461 6/9/2013 6:56:00 PM

    Great ideas, I'll have to try them when I am in the kitchen and bath room.
MSFROGGIE 6/9/2013 2:05:00 PM

    Great idea!! I'm others, I'd easily could do 100 a day!
SHARONCAPPS 6/9/2013 12:27:00 PM

    excellent idea.
KAB7801 6/9/2013 11:24:00 AM

DELLMEL 6/9/2013 11:00:00 AM

    Really great ideas
DELLMEL 6/9/2013 10:42:00 AM

    Great ideas. Thanks
BGIRL2000 6/9/2013 10:41:00 AM

    These are really good ideas with the push-ups in the bathroom and squats while you brush your teeth! Thank you so much for inspiring cause I have been in a rut for over a week and will be trying these to see if they help. emoticon
LCRUMLEY81 6/9/2013 8:34:00 AM

    cool idea
BOSSONBABE 6/9/2013 8:11:00 AM

    I'm definitely going to try some of these. Great comments everyone!
ANNFRENCH 6/13/2012 8:26:00 PM

    You are going to wash your hands anyways, so don't worry about touching things. I use the handicapped stall for more room.
REALKIEKEY 4/1/2012 4:45:00 PM

    I do them in the kitchen while cooking.
HYATTI1 3/28/2012 2:10:00 AM

    interesting concept but public bathrooms I am determined to stay clear of touching to much in there.
BRANDON504 3/23/2012 10:31:00 PM

    I do the exact same thing
RHMORTON 3/22/2012 2:12:00 PM

    Great idea.
WRITINGDIVA1 3/21/2012 9:35:00 PM

    I'm doing this!!! Thanks!
LADYJAMERI 3/21/2012 8:32:00 PM

    I have to add this to my daily routine emoticon
LEANMEAN2 3/21/2012 2:12:00 PM

    Thanks for sharing.
SASSYLJB 3/21/2012 12:36:00 PM

    so simple and so smart!!!! emoticon
FRIENDOFBACH 3/20/2012 11:47:00 PM

    Great idea!
BOLEBRON 3/20/2012 9:55:00 PM

    That is a great idea. My bathroom is too small and has no counter but I can do against the wall. Thanks!
KWSUNSHINE1 3/20/2012 6:51:00 PM

    wall push-ups every trip to the bathroom. a good waker-upper in slow times during the day, too :)
LTMURPHY7 3/20/2012 5:02:00 PM

    Great idea

I'll have to try it
DUTCH1811 3/20/2012 4:25:00 PM

    Great Idea!!! I do wall-ups, squats and lunges when I go potty at work. I also use the restroom on a different floor and use the stairs. I team I used to be on called this "Potty Training"..... LOL
IRONBLOSSOM 3/20/2012 1:46:00 PM

    Hey, that's a great idea! I can't say I ever thought of that. Squats, yes, though they work less well in a stall than you'd imagine. :-) Thanks!
JOYFULMN 3/20/2012 1:13:00 PM

    What a great idea! .
FOXFIRENDTS 3/20/2012 12:24:00 PM

    Great idea, I will certainly give it a try.
WORLDSERIES11 3/20/2012 12:23:00 PM

    I do wall push-up whenever I use the bathroom at work:)
MAMAWALMART 3/20/2012 11:53:00 AM

TAYGRL 3/20/2012 11:09:00 AM

    LOVE it!! always looking for ways to get in more push ups!!

GINGERVISTA 3/20/2012 11:01:00 AM

    OOOOH! I LOVE that idea!!!!! emoticon
JSELLINGTON 3/20/2012 10:59:00 AM

    Hey this is a good idea, I will do that next time I go to work. emoticon
HASHCOOK 3/20/2012 10:25:00 AM

DEARTOMYHEART 3/20/2012 10:22:00 AM

    I do this when I'm in the dark room developing x-rays. I also do squats while I brush my teeth or dry my hair. Every little bit helps. emoticon emoticon
BESCATS 3/20/2012 10:02:00 AM

    I spend alot of time in the kitchen, can use that counter also. Thanks for the idea !! emoticon
LYNCHD05 3/20/2012 9:41:00 AM

    every little bit helps!
BROWSUGABEAR46 3/20/2012 8:41:00 AM

    emoticon GREAT IDEA!
DORY914 3/20/2012 8:21:00 AM

    emoticon Great idea
7WORSHIPS 3/20/2012 8:17:00 AM

    emoticon great idea!
CMORISAK 3/20/2012 7:15:00 AM

    cool idea....I will have to try that one myself
PUDLECRAZY 3/20/2012 6:56:00 AM

    Pushups on the counter is a good idea. I jog in place while the bath water is running, or dance.
PLAYFULLKITTY 3/20/2012 6:25:00 AM

    I use my bathroom breaks to do that and also to stretch.
POPPY1010 3/20/2012 5:35:00 AM

    Great idea!
CALIDREAMER76 10/30/2010 10:50:00 AM

    I do mine at the kitchen sink!
LINSUARA 5/31/2010 10:34:00 PM

    That sounds great! Thanks~!
MARTHAR3 5/31/2010 8:26:00 PM

    I thought I was the only one that does that. I do mine against the wall @ home everytime I go and I am on lasix so that is many times a day!!! emoticon

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