Looking for ways to multitask so that you can get a workout while you are on your couch? Often people that lead stressful lives find comfort in relaxing on the couch after a long day. However, once these people lay on the couch they have trouble getting motivated to get up and exercise. Exercise will not only help these individuals release stress but also better their health. As a certified trainer, business owner, and busy mom of 3, I am no stranger to providing workouts to accommodate clients of all ages and fitness levels so they can reach their fitness and health goals. I can even help couch potatoes get their workout in! Here are 7 workouts you can do on your couch.
1. Do Some Couch Potato Tricep Dips and Target Your Arms
Sit at the end of the couch and rest your hands at the end. Walk your body out so your pelvic area and hips are in the air. Slowly lower your body to floor while bending elbows and then straighten your arms. Perform 3 sets of 18. And there you have one great workout you can do without leaving your couch!
2. Do Bridge Kicks to Target Your Butt and Thighs
While lying back on your sofa with arms at your sides, squeeze your butt and lift hips so your body is in a straight line. Raise the left leg bringing this as high as possible. Lower and repeat with the left leg. Do 3 sets of 12 per leg and you will be one step closer to firm glutes and killer legs!
3. Do Some Couch Pushups and Target Your Arms and Core
While kneeling on the sofa with arms shoulder width apart bend your elbows and chest toward couch and lower body then push it back up. Make sure your body is in a straight line from head to toe. Repeat 20 times to be on your way to achieving toned, sculpted arms!
4. Do Some Seated Scissors to Target Your Legs and Stomach
Move to the edge of the couch and sit up keeping a strong posture. Lengthen and extend legs in front and while keeping legs straight, cross your legs back and forth in a scissor manner. Continue switching 50 times to achieve the strong, sexy core you deserve!
5. Perform Some Couch Squat Touches
Sit down and then stand up and repeats 20 times. This exercise will target your hamstrings and glutes. To increase your heart rate further add a jump to perform jump squats. This will also integrate working your core as well.
6. Perform Couch Lunges to Target Your Legs and Glutes
To perform a couch lunge make sure to rest one leg on the couch (or on the floor) and take a big step forward, landing with your heel. Throughout the exercise your body weight should rest in that front heel, so much so that you should be able to wiggle your toes and lift them off the floor. Your front leg should be forming a 90 degree angle at the knee and your knee should be over your ankle, it should not come past your toes.
7. Go for Couch Core Exercises
While lying on your back (on the couch) and gently supporting your neck, raise up and perform a crunch hold for a second and release. Perform 20 couch core exercises so you will be on your way to a lean sculpted core! Then you can get off the couch and show off your abs at the beach!
Remember you are capable of finding time to exercise even if it is while you are on the couch. In just the commercials you can get a workout in that will help better your health and diminish your waistline. Set fitness and health as a priority so you can reach your goals! What is your favorite couch exercise you will perform?