Wouldn’t it be a nice world if we could get fit and toned in bed, whilst sleeping?
Yes you heard me right. And well, it’s completely turned my home workout routine on its head!!
So whether you’re working on your legs, bum, tum or arms, there’s something you can do before you even jump out of bed!
I much prefer these crunches to any other as it works both your tum and legs. With the softness of the mattress, it eases on my lower back and makes it much more bearable doing my target amount.
Here’s How :
- Lie flat on your lower back (pull your navel in to also target your deep abs)
- Put your hands behind your head, then bring your knees in towards your chest and lift your shoulder blades off the ground, but be sure not to pull on your neck.
- Straighten your right leg out to about a 45-degree angle to the ground while turning your upper body to the left, bringing your right elbow towards the left knee. Make sure your rib cage is moving and not just your elbows.
- Now switch sides and do the same motion on the other side to complete one rep.
- Do three sets of 20 reps.
These are a personal favourite of mine. So simple yet effective. Once again, the softness of the mattress makes it much easier to work through my target. I like to vary my kicks with pulses and keeping your leg raised and making small circles.
Here’s How :
- Get on all fours on mat (hands under shoulders, knees under hips).
- Keeping right knee bent 90 degrees, flex right foot and lift knee to hip level.
- Lower knee without touching floor; lift again. Do 15 reps.
- Switch legs; repeat.
They seem so simple, yet they work your abs massively. Similar to sit ups, ‘sit-up’ to a position where your finger tips reach your knees. They work your lower back muscles and can work wonders on those looking to strengthen those muscles.
Here’s how :
- Start on all fours, knees directly under your hips, and hands directly below your shoulders. Keep your back and neck straight and look forward.
- Keeping your knee bent, raise your right leg out to the side until your thigh is parallel to the floor. Keep your pelvis stable.
- Slowly lower your leg back to starting position.
- Perform desired reps and switch legs.