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8 Exercises You Can do without Getting out of Bed ...

By Sharo

Bet you didn't know there are some exercises you can do without getting out of bed. Exercising should be part of our daily routine, it helps us stay healthy and fit. But what happens when we just don't want to get out of bed?

Sometimes we don't have enough energy to get out of bed, go to the gym and do some exercise. The good thing is that you can exercise without even leaving your room.

For those lazy days, here are 8 exercises you can do without getting out of bed.

1 Bridge

Lie on your back with your arms by your side and palms facing down. Be sure that your knees are bent and parallel and your heels are near your butt.

On an exhale, press into your heels and raise your hips up to create a straight line from your knees to shoulders. Then hold for 20-30 seconds. Inhale at the top. Exhale to roll back down.

Muscles that are worked: Butt, abs and thighs.
Reps: 10 times/ 2 sets.

2 Scissor Legs

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. Then engage your core as you lower your right leg down toward the bed slowly. Without touching down, bring your legs back up to starting position. Switch to the opposite side to complete a repetition.

Muscles that are worked: Lower abs and legs.
Reps: 20 times.

3 Jack Knife

Lie down with your arms above your head and keep your legs straight. Lift up your legs and arms to meet. Hold for 1 – 2 seconds and then slowly release down.

Muscles that are worked: Abs and thighs.
Reps: 15 times.

4 Toe Taps

Lie on your back with your legs lifted to the ceiling and arms lying flat above your head, making an "L" shape with your body. Reach up vertically to touch your toes and then slowly lower back to starting position.

Muscles that are worked: Abs.
Reps: 20 times.

5 Développé

Lie on your side with straight legs. Stack your top hip and shoulder directly above your bottom hip and shoulder for proper alignment. Keep your legs stacked on top of each other.

Lift your left leg to a 60-degree angle. Slowly lower the straight leg down (without touching your right leg) to return to the starting position.

Muscles that are worked: Thighs.
Reps: 10 – 30 times on each leg.

6 Push Ups

Start in an extended plank position. Slowly bend your arms until you are as low as you can, and then extend back to starting.

Muscles that are worked: Arms and core.
Reps: 25 times.

7 Butterfly Crunches

Lay on your back with your heels pressed together and thighs apart, with your arms supporting your head. Slowly crunch up, and then slowly release back down.

Muscles that are worked: Abs.
Reps: 30 times.

8 Stretch

And last but not least: stretching. You can do some yoga positions like the cobra or the downward dog and that way you can stretch your muscles.

So, what are you waiting for?

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