REAL TALK GUYS.
Sometimes I have absolutely no desire to workout. Like, more often than you would think. Maybe it’s just been a long day at work, or i’ve got something else on my mind, but most often I’m just being a lazy betch.
When I’m feeling lazy but I know I SHOULD work out, I do a lazy girl workout. What’s a lazy girl workout, you ask?
For me, a lazy girl workout that doesn’t really require a lot of sweating, standing, moving, or thinking. Doing an ab, back, or arm workout is usually a lazy girl workout. I can lie down for bench press, sit at the lat pull-down machine, or hang out on the floor and do ab exercises for half an hour.
This Lazy Girls Lower Ab workout is probablyyy not long enough for an actual workout. Literally it’s 9 minutes plus rest time. So I’ll do some easy cardio for 30 minutes (aka, sitting on a bike), and finish up with these ab exercises!
I also love it because these exercises seriously target the lower stomach, which many consider a ‘trouble’ area for losing fat.
The Lazy Girls Lower Ab Workout
Set a timer for 3 minutes. Perform each exercise for 10 reps each consecutively, until 3 minutes is up. Rest 2 minutes and repeat for 3 rounds total.
1. Raised Leg Sit Ups: Start on your back with your legs in the air, and knees bent. Place your hands lightly beside your ears, elbows out wide. Without pulling your head, crunch your chest up towards your knees. Pause for a half second, and then come back down to starting position. Try to keep your shoulders off the ground for every rep and perform each movement slowly and with good form
2. Alternating Leg V-Ups: Start on your back with your legs extended straight out, forming an upside down V. Crunch your entire upper body up, reaching with your left hand to your right foot. Come back down to starting position. Repeat the movement, except this time with your right hand and left leg. Be sure to twist your torso so that it faces the direction you are reaching. Both sides equals one rep.
3. Flutter Kicks: Start again on your back, with legs pointed straight out in front of you. Lift your feet off the ground a few inches, making sure your lower back is planted firmly into the ground. Flutter your feet up and down, similar to kicking in swimming. Don’t allow your legs to move too much, keep the movement small and controlled. Kicking with both feet equals one rep.
4. Upright Bicycles: This exercise is similar to the regular bicycle exercise, except you will be sitting upright rather than lying down. Place your hands gently beside your ears, making sure you are not using them to pull your head. Twist your torso to the left, bringing your left knee up simultaneously. Come back to centre, and keep moving all the way through to the opposite side. As you do, bring your right knee up to your chest. Both sides equals one rep
What About You?!
- Do you have a workout that you like to do on your ‘lazy’ days?