Ok, guys, let’s admit that we all find it hard to get out of bed in the morning to workout. I mean who likes to wake up early in the morning to change into their gym clothes and workout for about 30 minutes?
What if we told you you could still exercise whiles in bed and you don’t even have to worry about sweating? Too good to be true?
Try out these 4 workouts and get your dream body goals without a hustle.
This is a great exercise to get a lot of the muscles in your body engaged all at once
• Start with your forearms and knees on your bed, shoulder-width apart. Elbows should be stacked underneath the shoulders, your forearms straight in front of you on the bed.
• Lift your knees off the bed and push your feet back to bring your body to full extension, so your body creates one long line.
• Keep your core tight and your hips lifted and keep your neck in line with your spine. Make sure you keep your weight evenly distributed between your hands and your elbows, without letting your elbows sink too deeply into your mattress. And keep breathing
• Hold for 30 seconds. Marching Hip Raises
• Lie on your back with your knees bent, heels near your butt, and arms along your sides with palms facing down.
• Press into your heels as you lift your hips up so your body forms a line between your knees and shoulders.
• Without extending your leg, squeeze your butt as you lift your right foot up off the bed and bring your right knee directly over your right hip.
• Place your right foot back on the bed and repeat on the left side.
• Lie on your back with your hands underneath your hips and your palms facing down.
• Bring both feet straight up into the air and point your toes.
• Keeping both legs as straight as possible, engage your core as you lower your right leg down toward the bed with control.
• Without touching down, bring your leg back up to starting position.
• Then repeat on the opposite side to complete one rep.
• Get into plank position with your forearms and palms on the bed, and your shoulders stacked over your elbows.
• Your body should form a straight line between your head and your heels.
• Keeping your core tight and legs straight, lift your hips straight up into the air.
• Pause, then release to starting position with control to complete one rep.
Twists are a great way to strengthen your core and work your obliques, but they are also very beneficial for improving the flexibility of your lower back. If you ’d like more of a challenge, bend your knees and place your feet on the headboard of your bed with your shins parallel to the mattress. Lean back and twist.
• Start seated on your bed with your hands holding a pillow in front of your chest, knees bent at a 45-degree angle, and heels on the mattress with your toes pointing up.
• Twist your torso to the right so that your right-hand touches the mattress beside you.
• Return to centre then repeat, twisting to the left.
You can stay in shape without doing the most. Enough of the “I don’t have the time to hit the gym excuse”.