Tone Your Abs without Getting Out of Bed
Posted On May 11, 2016
No one ever wants to get out of bed for their early morning workout, but everyone desires toned abs. Even the biggest fitness junkies have had a moment where they are just feeling blah about the whole gym process and wondered if they could work out while in their bed in PJs instead.
Well, we have good news for those who can’t seem to get up out of bed for their sunrise training or those who simply want to complete their ab workouts while watching TV. Luckily, ab exercises can be done anywhere, and one of the many places you can tone your abs is right on your mattress. So, go ahead and stay in the sack while you strengthen your core with these five exercises.
On the bed, lie flat on your back with your legs stretched and arms straightened above your head. Slowly raise your legs and arms up off the bed. Bending at the waist, reach your hands toward your feet creating a ‘V’ shape with your body. Perform this for 30 seconds continuously.
While lying on your back, bend your knees and place your hands behind your head (with your elbows bent). Keeping your knees bent, raise your legs up into the air. Pull one knee forward while raising up to crunch the opposite elbow towards that knee. Continue ‘pedaling’ for 30 seconds, crunching the left elbow towards the right knee and the right elbow toward the left knee.
- Side Plank
Lie on your right side and place your right forearm on the bed. Keeping your hips, shoulders, and feet stacked, tighten your core as you lift your hips up toward the ceiling as high as you can. Hold that position and place your left hand on your hip. Hold your body propped in that position for 30 seconds then switch to the other side.
- Scissor Legs
Lie on your back with your arms (palms down) and legs stretched straight. Keeping your legs in line, lift them up off the bed. Lift your right leg higher, then bring it down and lift your left leg higher. Continue to alternate legs up and down, careful to keep them from resting on the bed. Complete this at a steady pace for 30 seconds.
- The Crunch
This may be the simplest and most common ab exercise. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the bed. Place your hands behind your head. Raise up high enough to get your shoulders off the bed and release. Continue for 30 seconds. Be careful not to put any strain on your neck while raising your body.