3 exercises you don’t have to get up for
Urgh. Exercise. We all know we should do it, but sometimes it just feels like too much effort. This is where a quick work out that doesn’t even require you to sit up, really comes into its own. Just flick on the TV and do a few reps- and voila you’ve completed your exercise for the day.
Don’t believe us? Check out the below workouts and see for yourself.
1. Dumbbell Chest Presses
Lie flat on your back. The soles of your feet should be on the floor, and your knees facing the ceiling. Hold the dumbbells in your hands and bend your elbows, so the weights tower directly over your wrists. Now, move your elbows into a 45-degree angle.
As you carry out this action, press your back into the floor as you push the weights over your chest- and exhale. Then, breath-in as you gradually bring the dumbbells back to the ground. Then, repeat for 45 seconds.
2. Lateral Leg Raises
To complete this exercise, lie on your right-hand side and hold the weight along your left thigh. Use your right forearm to balance yourself. Then use your core muscles to help you raise your left leg approximately a foot into the air.
Top Tip: to avoid wobbling around, keep your hips square. You should also flex your foot, so your toes point straight ahead. To feel the full effect, repeat this exercise for 45 seconds and switch sides.
3. Dumbbell Skullcrushers
Again lie on your back, and keep your feet flat on the floor, with your knees pointing directly up to the sky. Grip a dumbbell in each of your hands, and lift the weights high into the air with your fingers facing each other.
Keep the weights placed directly over your wrists (which should be positioned over your shoulders). Now, push your lower back down into the floor, and slowly move your elbows, so the dumbells go towards the top of your head. This should create a 90-degree angle. Repeat this movement for 45 seconds.