We all want to have that fit body but sometimes we are just too lazy to even get up from our bed. The thought of heading to the gym itself is good enough to wear us down .Like come on, we all have days where all we want to do is to stay in and slack around in our favourite PJs on! Who would even choose sweaty gym session over Netflix and chill?!
However, like it or not, getting in shape and cultivating an active lifestyle is something we have to do.In fact, it bring wonders to our body, sometimes without us even realising!
There are some simple tricks you can do to keep yourself keep moving even on your laziest days. The best part of it is that all of these moves can be done in BED!
Plain old Sit up
You can do this before you fall asleep or even before getting up in the morning. It might sound simple but it does provide lots of benefits when it comes to building strength when it is done consistently .
Step 1 : Lie flat on your bed and bend both of your knees, face up
Step 2: Lift your upper body and focus your energy on your core abs and go down without touching the bed and prepare for the next one.
That’s one rep. Do this at least 15 times You may do a few more sets do get better results. You will feel a tingling sensation on your core abs.
Seated Knee tucks
Knee tucks focuses on the strength and endurance of your abdominal muscles, especially your core abs. This would be one of my favourite as you can have it done while watching your favourite K-drama or even when you’re on youtube.
Step 1 : Sit straight leaning back on your bed with your knees bent.
Step 2 : Lift both of your legs up, leaving a space between your legs and your bed. Do remember to focus all your energy on your core abs.
Step 3 : Bend your right leg as quickly as possible and also get back to the original position as quickly as possible before repeating the same steps with your right leg.
That’s one rep. Do 10 for each leg, with a total of 20 for both legs. You may do it alternately. You will feel a tingling sensation on your hips and thighs.
Pilates Side lying leg lifts
This focuses more on your butt and thighs, those who want to tone your legs and butt. Do remember to to this everyday!
Step 1 : Lie on your right side, with your arm on the side and your right knee bent and foot behind. Left leg should lean more towards the right and kept straight.
Step 2 : Use your right hand to support your head while your left hand on your left hip.
Step 3 : Point your left toes and slowly lift your leg up to form a straight line with your body. Each lift should be approximately 30 seconds. Once up stay about 5 seconds before getting back into your original position where you should also use approximately 30 seconds.
That’s one rep. Do about 10 times, then repeat the same things on the other side. You will feel a tingling sensation around your abs, thighs and butt.
Nope, this does not involve scissors nor having to cut anything. Scissors legs is another exercise that would tone your legs and even help you get leaner legs if its done regularly. It also focuses on your lower abs, like *pffttt* of course the more abs the better!
Step 1 : Take away your pillow and lie flat on bed with your hands tucked underneath your hips and palms facing down.
Step 2 : Bring both of your feet high up into the air and don’t forget to point your toes too. Make sure both of your feet is kept as straight as possible.
Step 3: Focus your energy on your core abs as you lower your right leg and back into your original position as quickly as you can before repeating the same step on your left leg.
That’s one rep. Do about 10 each leg, with a total of 20 times. You may do it alternately. You will feel a tingling sensation on your core abs and your thighs.
“Hips don’t lie” lifts
You know your hips never lie when it comes to how untoned and flat it has become from all the sitting in the office. This next exercise will focus more on your hips and would definitely tone up your butt if it’s done regularly.
Step 1 : Lie on your back with your knees bent with your heels right behind your butt. Your hands should be on your sides with palms faced down.
Step 2 : Press your heels down as you lift your hips up. Your body should form a line between your knee and shoulder when it is done.
Step 3 : Squeeze your butt while as you lift your right foot off the bed, and bring your right knee over your right hip.
Step 4 : Bring your right leg back into its original position.
That’s one rep. Do about 5-6 for each hip. You may do it alternately. You will feel a tingling sensation on your hips and also thigh.
The Lazy Jack Splits
This is a bit on the tough side because you will need to gather almost all your energy just to get up as energy is focused on your core abs. We all need to get out of our bed right ?! Might as well use this method, get up and still get that ABS you wanted for so long!
Step 1 : Lie flat on your bed with your legs outstretched and your hands interlocked above your head .
Step 2 : Put all of your energy on your core abs while lifting both your arms and legs off the bed. Do form a V shape while lifting your legs.
Step 3 : As you come up, lift your head through the V shape. Get yourself back to the original position without touching your bed.
That’s one rep. Do about 10 times before laying back down on your bed.
No more excuses when it comes to not having enough time for a short workout now huh? But it’s still better than the gym. Try out these moves and trust me you will get that abs in no time, and that without even putting much effort !