Bedroom Exercise That Tone Your Abs!
Why spend time going to the gym only to wait for your turn on the squat rack? These exercises will tone your abs, burn your fat, and build core strength all while you’re in the comfort of your own bedroom.
1. Knee hugs
While lying completely flat on your back, bend your knee so that it reaches your chest. Alternate between left and right until you feel warmed up and ready for the rest of this vigorous(not) workout. Don’t forget to split your reps up into at least 3 sets. Even warm up sets require rest in between!
2. Leg lifts
This exercise is similar to knee hugs. But this time instead of bending your knees, keep your leg tense and straight and raise it until it forms a 90 degree angle with your upper body. The key is that the rest of your body should be completely flat on your bed, including your arms and head. Go for 2-3 sets of 10 reps for each leg!
Now for some core engagement. I’m sure you know what a crunch is, but for those of you who have never exercised in your life, imagine half of a sit-up. While lying flat on your bed with legs bent, put your hands behind your head and elevate your upper body 45 degrees off the bed. Try for 3 sets of 20 reps.
4. Ankle touches
Get into your crunch position but this time with your hands on both sides of your torso. With your legs still bent, reach for your ankle with your hand. Then alternate to the other hand and that’s 1 repetition! Do 15 reps for 2-3 sets.
Planking is especially good on your bed since your mattress is soft so your core has to work extra hard to keep your balance. Get into pushup position but with your forearms and elbows on the bed instead of your hands. Putting all your weight on your forearms and toes, keep your body straight throughout and hold that position for 25 seconds. Do this for 2-3 sets.
Stand up straight next to your bed with your back facing the bed. You need to be close enough to the bed that when you sit down, your bum touches the bed’s edge. And that’s a squat! Go for 4 sets of 15-20 of these and you’re guaranteed to feel your quads, hamstrings and glutes. In other words, your legs and bum!