Looking to stay fit and toned but just don’t have the time to head out to the gym? Not a problem at all. There are actually plenty of workouts you can do right in your own apartment. Abdominal exercises do not require heavy weights or any additional equipment, so you can pump out your sets before work, after school or even when watching the big game. Here are three of our favorite abdominal exercises you can do in your apartment home.
Bicycle Kick Exercise
Find yourself a nice place on the floor. If you have a yoga mat that’s great, but if not it’s alright as well. Start like you would a traditional sit up. Place your hands gently behind your head. Bring your left leg in towards your chest while keeping your shin parallel to the floor. As you bring the left leg in push your right leg down, just like you would on a bicycle. At the same time, crunch your abdominal muscles by taking your right elbow and pushing it towards the left knee. Repeat this with the right knee and the left elbow. You should move in a fluid motion so it is like riding a bicycle. Perform three sets of 15 reps.
Vertical Leg Crunch
Start again in a sit up position, only have your ankles crossed over one another. Squeeze your abs and push your legs up in the air so your lower back rises off the ground. This is one rep. Perform three sets of 15 reps.
Long Arm Crunch
Staying in the same position, place your feet flat on the ground and your knees bent. Stretch your arms out behind your head, overlapping one hand over the other. Crunch slowly in by just raising your upper back/shoulders off the floor. Hold for a second, then lower back down. This is one rep. Perform three sets of 15 reps.
You really can perform all sorts of great ab exercises while still in Raleigh apartments. Are you looking for a new apartment to call home? Give our office a call. Our staff can help answer any question you have, set you up with a viewing and take you through the entire rental process. We’d love to see you call us home today.