5 exercises you can do in your dorm

We all want to stay in shape. You feel better, look better and just become a happier person. But going to the gym can be intimidating, and finding the time is sometimes impossible. Sneak in these easy at home workouts to keep your body looking great:

Legs

Photo by Alexis Paige
Photo by Alexis Paige

Lay down on your side with one hand behind your head and raise your top leg up and down. If you feel wobbly, put your arm on the floor in front of your chest to stabilize your body. Do about 20 reps, or until your leg wants to fall off — and don’t forget the other side.

Butt

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Photo by Alexis Paige

Get on your hands and knees — maybe make sure no one else is home — and, starting at a 90-degree angle, lift one leg straight in the air. Try not to move your core around, if you find your middle moving don’t raise your leg as much — don’t worry you’ll still feel the burn.

Abs

Photo by Alexis Paige
Photo by Alexis Paige

For this exercise, lay down on your back, hugging your legs to your chest. Then, keep one bent and straighten out the other, twisting your upper body towards your bent knee. Alternate. Always make sure your lower back is on the ground. If it’s not, raise your legs until it is. Alternate for about 20 reps, or until your abs can’t take it.

 

Lower Abs

Dorm_Workouts.AH-5736-2Start out lying on your back with your legs to your chest again. This time, straighten them both simultaneously at a 45-degree angle. Lift your chest, neck and shoulders and place your arms straight by your side, but not on the floor. Pump your arms up and down. Make sure your lower back stays on the floor. This exercise is called the hundred, so pump your arms for 10 sets of 10.

Arms

Photo by Alexis Paige
Photo by Alexis Paige

On your hands and feet, facing up towards the ceiling, start with your arms and back straight to engage your butt. Then, repeatedly bend and straighten your arms, making sure your core stays engaged.

Photo by Alexis Paige
Photo by Alexis Paige

If you want to boost the intensity, raise one leg up in the air. And be sure to alternate your legs.

 

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