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To celebrate, thought I’d compile a list of my top 7 FAVORITE Quickie Chick workouts in bed! Though I’m a little more intense these days (and the way I train is VERY different) I still use some of these moves occasionally, especially in the morning before I get out of bed. I just love how creative she is and I’ve recommended a few of these exercises to friends who have injuries, are just starting out or who need a dose of fun, fitness motivation.
Admittedly, some of these may look silly, but trust me: they’re effective, fun, fast ways to either wake up a little faster, squeeze in a mini-workout while still in your PJ’s and get closer to your goals without leaving the house.
From Better Sex to Perky Boobs to The Ugliest Workout You’ll Ever Do, here are my top 7 picks for the best Quickies in bed.
My Top 7 Workout Quickies In Bed via Quickie Chick
7. Upper Body Cardio In Bed
Lower Body Injury? Feelin’ Lazy? Lots of wacky, wacky ideas in this one, but man. Upper body BLAST.
There are a few benefits to this workout! Cardio is something that people with lower body injuries often miss out on: our legs are the largest muscle group and it’s hard to find cardio exercises that take them out of the equation. Plus, most of the moves require a great deal of core endurance so you get a bit of a bonus there. Plus… it’s kinda hilarious to do this at home alone. :) It’s abs & upper body cardio you can do in your pajamas.
This workout is silly but believe me it’s kinda tough! I’d have a hard time doing 3 minutes of ANY of these moves back to back.
6. Calorie Burning Quickie Workout In Bed
Honestly, this one’s just fun to do! Makes you feel like a kid again :).
Busting out some of these moves next time you just NEED to drag yourself outta bed is a pretty good way to get your motor goin’. It really does boost your heart rate and gets your blood pumping in a short amount of time. I love the rolling over move: I try to get to the edges of my bed and back (be careful you don’t fall off, lol!). If you have kids, do this with them: it’s super funny. :)
5. Sexy, Perky Boobs
This was one of the first Quickie Workouts In Bed I ever did (hilariously recommended by YouTube , and I remember laughing as I repeated ‘I must, I must, I must increase my bust!’.).
Beyond the hahas, my arms were exhausted he next day and I was kinda shocked. Granted, I wasn’t in the shape I am now, but I could barely get dressed the next day. While I still giggle at Laurel’s workouts, I fully appreciate how effective they can be. Giving this a try 2-3 times through will help you see what I mean. Feel free to add weights. :)
4. Hangover Quickie
Hey, we’ve all been there! This is a great SLOW building workout that starts with a long stretch and keeps you on your back while you warm up your muscles and get oxygen flowing. Trust me, it works! Especially when the LAST thing you wanna do is get outta bed, fitting in this workout (and a glass of water) is just the thing to get you outta the ‘ugh’ and into the ‘ahhh’.
3. Better Sex Quickie
This quickie workout is ALL about libido and starts with a move you can’t even see (though you’ll FEEL it). You’ll work your core and get ALL the right muscles working that you’ll need to make the most out of other sweaty bed times. Flexibility, core strength and a little sexy fit talk. All my favs. :)
2. Not In The Mood
Even the fittest of us sometimes have moments when the LAST thing we want to do is workout. This workout is for those times when you just feel BLAH. And somehow, doing it in bed seems so much easier than on the floor.
1. The Ugliest Workout You’ll Ever Do.
Not only is this video adorable, but it’s fearless. Doing this at home made me appreciate the balls it took to post it online. Ugly: yes. Easy: NO!
While you won’t feel your prettiest DURING this workout, you’ll love what it’ll do for your core, booty & thighs. And since no one’s watching, feel free to get your ugly face on. :)
Do you have a favorite Quickie Workout In Bed? Share!
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