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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.'

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  • 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"! - by JONEC14333
  • 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 - by MI-ELLKAYBEE
  • Try squats while brushing teeth! - by FATHINSN
  • emoticon If I did 10 every time I went I could get in at least 100. - by CANDOIT54
  • What a great idea. Also, I like MITCHDY's idea of doing backward pushups, too. - by TIGGER2908
  • 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 there...it all adds up... - by MITCHDY
  • Never thought of this; thanks for the idea! emoticon - by MONTREAL12
  • Really great idea. Thanks for sharing - by LEANMEAN2
  • 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. - by SHAZPATT
  • BANNERMAN
    Thanks for sharing
    - by BANNERMAN
  • great idea, especially if you are drinking 8 glasses of water a day... you'd be in there a lot! - by LORIVIOLA
  • Great ideas, I'll have to try them when I am in the kitchen and bath room. - by AMBER461
  • Great idea!! I'm others, I'd easily could do 100 a day! - by MSFROGGIE
  • SHARONCAPPS
    excellent idea. - by SHARONCAPPS
  • KAB7801
    Thanks - by KAB7801
  • Really great ideas - by DELLMEL
  • Great ideas. Thanks - by DELLMEL
  • BGIRL2000
    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 - by BGIRL2000
  • LCRUMLEY81
    cool idea - by LCRUMLEY81
  • I'm definitely going to try some of these. Great comments everyone! - by BOSSONBABE
  • ANNFRENCH
    You are going to wash your hands anyways, so don't worry about touching things. I use the handicapped stall for more room. - by ANNFRENCH
  • I do them in the kitchen while cooking. - by REALKIEKEY
  • interesting concept but public bathrooms I am determined to stay clear of touching to much in there. - by HYATTI1
  • I do the exact same thing - by BRANDON504
  • Great idea. - by RHMORTON
  • WRITINGDIVA1
    I'm doing this!!! Thanks! - by WRITINGDIVA1
  • I have to add this to my daily routine emoticon - by LADYJAMERI
  • Thanks for sharing. - by LEANMEAN2
  • so simple and so smart!!!! emoticon - by SASSYLJB
  • FRIENDOFBACH
    Great idea!
    emoticon - by FRIENDOFBACH
  • That is a great idea. My bathroom is too small and has no counter but I can do against the wall. Thanks! - by BOLEBRON
  • wall push-ups every trip to the bathroom. a good waker-upper in slow times during the day, too :) - by KWSUNSHINE1
  • Great idea

    I'll have to try it - by LTMURPHY7
  • 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 - by DUTCH1811
  • 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! - by IRONBLOSSOM
  • What a great idea! . - by JOYFULMN
  • Great idea, I will certainly give it a try. - by FOXFIRENDTS
  • I do wall push-up whenever I use the bathroom at work:) - by WORLDSERIES11
  • LOVE it!! always looking for ways to get in more push ups!!

    emoticon - by TAYGRL
  • OOOOH! I LOVE that idea!!!!! emoticon - by GINGERVISTA
  • Hey this is a good idea, I will do that next time I go to work. emoticon - by JSELLINGTON
  • HASHCOOK
    emoticon - by HASHCOOK
  • DEARTOMYHEART
    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 - by DEARTOMYHEART
  • I spend alot of time in the kitchen, can use that counter also. Thanks for the idea !! emoticon - by BESCATS
  • every little bit helps! - by LYNCHD05
  • BROWSUGABEAR46
    emoticon GREAT IDEA! - by BROWSUGABEAR46
  • emoticon Great idea - by DORY914
  • emoticon great idea! - by 7WORSHIPS
  • cool idea....I will have to try that one myself - by CMORISAK
  • Pushups on the counter is a good idea. I jog in place while the bath water is running, or dance. - by PUDLECRAZY
  • I use my bathroom breaks to do that and also to stretch. - by PLAYFULLKITTY
  • Great idea! - by POPPY1010
  • I do mine at the kitchen sink! - by CALIDREAMER76
  • That sounds great! Thanks~! - by LINSUARA
  • 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 - by MARTHAR3

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