We have all had mornings where the alarm goes off, signaling it is time as your workout but you just cannot even. Or maybe you’ve a big day of work before of you, and the very act of breaking of bed are daunting and unwelcome.
Here’s a compromise: instead of hitting the snooze button again, complete a short workout without actually leaving your bed. Productive procrastination anybody?
1. Outer thigh lifts
Lie on your right side, using your right arm to support your head, and keep your legs stacked on top of one another. Slowly lift your left leg to about a 60-degree angle by the ground, and then slowly release back off without touching your right leg between reps. Complete on each side.
2. Push ups
3. Scissor kicks
Lie with your back, arms either under your lower back or to the sides. Lift your legs to a 45-degree angle and drop the left leg while raising the right, and then raising the left and dropping the right. That is one rep. Complete without returning your legs to the ground. (P.S. the lower your legs to the ground, the harder the workout as your abs is working more.)
5. Hip Bridge
On your knees bent and feet planted on the bed, keep your arms at your side, squeeze your glutes together, lift your hips and hold as 60 seconds.
6. Toe Touches
Begin with your legs lifted to the ceiling and arms lying flat above your head, making an “L” shape on your body. Reach up vertically to touch your toes, crunching your abs in the process, then slowly lower back to starting position.
7. Leg lifts
Begin on your legs lying flat and arms either behind your head, under your lower back, or to the side. Lift your legs up until they’re perpendicular to the bed, and then slowly lower back down (the slower you go the harder the workout). Bonus points whenever you can complete reps without touching the ground in between.
8. Jack Knife
Lie down on your arms above your head and keep your legs straight. Lift up your legs and arms to meet, and then slowly release down.
9. Inner thigh lifts
Lie with your right side, and use your right arm to support your head. Bend your left leg and place your left foot over your right leg. Lift your right leg applying your inner thigh, foot flexed, in tiny pulses without releasing to the bed between pulses. Complete on each side.
10. Butterfly Crunches
Lay with your back, heels pressed together and thighs apart, as close to touching the bed as are comfortable, on your arms supporting your head. Slow crunch up, then slowly release back down.
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