Every lazy girl can attest to this: living the healthy life is a lot easier said than done. When given the option whether to mindlessly scroll through your feed or to burn extra-calories on your free time, it won’t come as a surprise if you’d prefer to chill.
Working out, however, doesn’t have to feel like a chore, especially for every lazy girl there is. Take it from Katie Dunlop, Founder of Love Sweat Fitness, who combines her screen time with her workout session. “You can lay there and do some bridge hip lifts, or some traditional squats and get some movement in,” the fitness trainer and influencer shares with Well and Good.
Before heading to bed, Dunlop squeezes in a 5-minute butt workout while looking at her social media feeds. It makes total sense given that lower-body workouts leave you completely hands-free. So before you glue your eyes on your screens again, here’s what you can do to get a better bum while you’re at it:
1. Donkey Kicks
This might be the easiest butt-toning workout you can do while getting your social media fix. Begin on all fours with your elbows kept on the ground. With your feet flexed, lift your leg off the floor until your knee is in line with your hip. Lower your knees in an about a few inches away from the floor and make sure to squeeze in your butt. Repeat this for 15 reps on each side.
2. Basic Squats
Instead of staring into a blank space while making your legs suffer, make it a lot more bearable by doing those squats with your phone in hand. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. And like how it normally goes, imagine like you’re sitting on an imaginary chair. Your thighs should be as parallel to the floor as possible. Next, push through your heels to bring back yourself to starting position. Repeat this for 15 times.
3. Reverse Leg Raise
For a more challenging take (to balance yourself, at least), stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Put your weight to one side of your heel, and raise the other heel towards your hips while pointing your toes. Make sure to squeeze in your butt while you’re at it. Lastly, lower your leg until it’s a few inches away from the ground. Repeat this for 15 times on each side.
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