Sometimes, you just really don’t feel like going to the gym. And no amount of motivation or music is going to be enough to get you to get up out of bed, put on workout clothes, and head over to the gym.
Cue: Bed Exercises.
You heard that right- you can do a workout from the comfort of your bed. Who knew? We all get in moods when we want to work out, but can’t force ourselves to get out of bed. If that is the case for you, try out these bed exercises:
Straight leg lifts
Lie on your back with your legs straight and toes toward the ceiling. Lift one leg to a 45-degree angle and hold it there for a few seconds. Repeat on both legs for three sets of 15.
Lie on your back with your feet on the bed, knees bent, and legs hip-width apart. Lift your tailbone and push your body until your upper body forms a straight line from shoulder to hip to knee. Hold this for 30 seconds and repeat three times.
Leg lifts with the knee in
Lie on your right side and bend your right knee and foot behind you. Keep your head up with your right hand and keep your left hand on your hip. Extend your left leg to form a straight line with your body. Lift your left leg straight up toward the ceiling and bend your knee and bring it to your core. Extend your leg back up to the ceiling and bring it to the starting position. Do this for three reps of 30 seconds on both sides.
Start lying on your back with your hands underneath your hips and your palms down. Bring both feet straight up into the air and as you engage your core, lower your right leg down to the bed. Without touching the bed, bring your right leg back up to starting position. Repeat on the left side for one rep. Repeat for three sets of 15.
Arm Extension to Shoulder Tap
Start in a plank position on your hands. Engage your abs and extend your right arm straight out in front of you and hold it for one second. Using your right hand, tap your left shoulder. Repeat with your left arm for one rep. Repeat for three sets of 15.