Do you watch TV too much and miss your workout routine because of your favorite show or serial is running on your television. Well, it’s good for you because in this article you will find some great exercises that you can do while watching your show without actually missing it.
You can become lean and thin, just by doing some pretty simple exercises right on your couch. If you increase the intensity it’s even possible to get six-pack abs, so next time when your favorite show is going on just do these exercises because they make you work on your body.
5 Couch Potato Exercises
Couch Push Ups
Push ups are one of the best body-weight exercises that you can do at your home. Just like the traditional exercises they work on your chest and triceps. The specialty of couch push ups is that it is easy and in shorter periods of time you can do more reps.To start this exercise, first kneel on the floor and place your feet about 2 feet away from the couch. Then place your hands at shoulders width on the edge of the couch and keep your back straight. Begin to press down until your chest comes in contact with the couch and then move back. Do about 15 reps in each set.
Just like crunches, the couch crunches also help to burn belly fat and train abdominal muscles. The best time that you can do this exercise is during the commercial break. To get into starting place, first come down close to the edge of the couch as much as possible. Next thing you will need to do is, lift your legs up in the air and hold them still without moving or jerking.
Place your hands at the back of the head and move your upper body back. Now come front until you feel your abs while you legs are still in air. Then move back to first place and do about 15 reps in each set.
An other couch exercise that you can do to build triceps in intervals. To do this exercise, first move yourself down to the edge of the couch place your hand at the edge of the couch. While the front side of the body is away from the couch at proper distance with your feet on the floor and bend your elbows.Now keep your elbows straight and lower your body slowly by bending your elbows until your glutes touch the floor. Then use your arms to go back to starting place. Repeat for same movement for 15 reps in each set.
Just like normal squats you can do the couch squats by using your own body weight. Squats is one of the effective and popular exercise for lower body and couch squats too trains your quadriceps, calves and glutes. To start this exercise, first stand straight on the floor while you are close to couch.Keep your back straight and place your arms at back of your head. Now begin to bend down using your knees and hips until you come in contact with the couch. Then raise back up until your body is straight again by using your knees. Do about 15 reps in each set.
Couch Leg Raises
Leg raises is normally done on the floor so that you will have a support to your back. But leg raises on the couch is relatively harder one because it’s done without support. It’s a good exercise for your legs and abdominal muscles.To start this exercise, first come down to the edge of the couch. Now move your head back such that your back is straight and begin to raise your legs up and down one by one from the floor. Once you get tired place you legs back on floor. Repeat for 10 reps in each set.