Exercising is THE WORST
At least when I have the option of exercising or doing ANYTHING else. Some people love to exercise and that's fine. I'm a fan of athleisure (especially Adidas as I am ALL about the three-stripe life AND it's currently 20% off) which is a good start. It's best to take baby steps and if you're not all about the gym, dorm workouts are just the thing you need to keep you active but not full on exercise.
1. Sit Ups or Crunches
If you're worried about your abs then sit ups or crunches are for you. An easy work out is to do the sit-ups or crunches for a minute straight then take a 20 second break. Repeat this 5 times and you'll be nearer to the abs you've always wanted. Adidas leggings offer the flexibility you need when doing crunches.
2. Push ups
While push ups may seem like the hardest exercise to master (especially if you don't have very good upper body strength) they're actually a really good beginner move. It targets your chest, shoulders, triceps, core and legs all in one move. Try starting on your knees and as you work up to a full blown push up, do 3 sets of 8-10 push ups. Adidas has the sneakers you need to make sure your feet don't slip.
I'm not talking about squats with weights, although it is a great work out. When doing a squat, your feet should be slightly wider than shoulder width apart. Then sit back and down like you're sitting in an imaginary chair. Keep your head facing forward as your upper body bends forward a bit. Let your lower back arch slightly as you descend. Make sure your thighs are as parallel to the ground as possible, with your knees over your ankles. Keep your body tight and push through your heels to bring yourself back to the starting position. Start with 3 sets of 10 then add more reps as you become more advanced.
4. Jumping jacks
These look silly if someone else is watching you but can be tons of fun alone. Get yourself a good sports bra or compression top from Adidas to make sure jumping up and down isn't a pain. Start with 8-10 reps or 30 seconds of jumping jacks then work up to more. If you don't feel like ONLY doing jumping jacks, they're also a great warmup.
This doesn't require a whole lot of movement (by that I mean as compared to using a machine or jogging) and all you need is a mat and some soothing music. Adidas actually has a yoga collection if all you're wearing is worn out leggings and torn up t-shirts.
6. Walk in place
If you have cable or any type of streaming service that includes commercials, try walking in place during them. With longer shows you can get up to 12 minutes of cardio. If you add arm exercises, you can kill two birds with one stone.
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