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Too lazy to get up and exercise? Now you don’t have to … get up, that is.

Derek DeGrazio, PEOPLE Great Ideas
May 08, 2015

Too lazy to get up and exercise? Now you don’t have to … get up, that is. Tone your abs in 5 minutes with these 5 moves, courtesy of Derek DeGrazio, celeb trainer at Barry’s Bootcamp Miami Beach, who trains Ellie Goulding and Nina Agdal when they’re in town.

Try these easy exercises tomorrow morning—just don’t hit the snooze button!

Leg Raise

Arms by your sides. Palms facing down. Keeping legs as straight as possible, raise them to the ceiling, leading with your toes until they are perpendicular to the ceiling. Then slowly lower them back to the bed, leading with your heals. Repeat for 60 seconds.

 

Over Unders

Arms by your sides. Palms facing down. Raise your legs 6 to 10 inches off of the bed. Hold legs straight out and alternate, placing one leg over the other, then under the other. (Think heel over toes.) Repeat for 60 seconds. If you can’t do it for the full 60 seconds, take a break and get right back in it.

 

Bridges

Lie on your back on the bed with your knees bent, palms at your sides facing down. Squeezing your butt and abs, raise your butt and hips as high as you can, while still keeping your shoulders on the ground. Hold for one second, then lower down. Repeat for 60 seconds.

 

Pillow Toss

Lie back, legs straight in front of you, holding a small pillow straight over your face. Sit up, bring both your shoulder blades and back off of the bed, while bringing both knees into your waist. Place the pillow on your knees, straighten your legs back out, arms back over your chest. Repeat for 60 seconds.

 

The Channel Changer (a.k.a. Running Bicycle Kicks)

Lie back, legs straight, remote in right hand. Reach across your body, lifting your shoulders and back off of the bed, to the outside of your left knee as you bring it in to your waist. Repeat on opposite side for 60 seconds. (Think about it as if you are running in place, reaching opposite arm to opposite leg while performing a sit-up.)

 









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