Reviewed by: Tim Pittorino, BHSC
Waking up your core first thing in the morning is a great way to kickstart your metabolism, digestion and overall heart rate. Think of it as getting your engine room firing for the day ahead!
The best news? With this quick core wake-up routine, you don’t even need to get out of bed! Perfect for chilly winter mornings.
But do note, you may need to throw your significant other out of the bed to get this ab routine done.
Also read: The 10 Best Workout Moves for Absolute Beginners
12WBT’s Quick Core Workout – in Bed!
Before beginning this routine, give yourself a nice, long stretch throughout the entire body. Really stretch into any sticky, sleepy spots.
Make sure your mattress is relatively firm and supportive. If it’s not, move to a mat on the floor (sorry, no bed for you!).
Duration: 10 mins
Repeat this sequence three times.
1. 12x Reverse Crunches
2. 24x alternating Leg Lifts (12 each side)
3. 24x Outer Thigh Raises (12 each side)
This one requires a bit of stability in your mattress, so make sure it’s firm and supportive.
4. 24x Side Taps (12 each side)
5. 24x Bicycle Crunches (12 each side)
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