The 5-Move Ab Workout You Can Do in Bed (That Actually Works) | Men's Health Magazine Australia

The 5-Move Ab Workout You Can Do in Bed (That Actually Works)

It’s the question millions of guys ask themselves every morning: “should I go to the gym or sleep in?”

Well here’s our answer:


At Men’s Health, we’re firm believers in working out but we also understand the importance of a good sleep in. That’s why we’ve put together a 5-move ab workout you can do from the comfort of your own bed.

Now you’ll never have to feel guilty about choosing bed over brawn ever again!

1\ Plank Lift

Hold a plank like you usually would, and now lift your hips up high, bending your body to create an arch. Hold for a few seconds, and then lower your hips back down. Repeat 10 times.

2\ Bicycles

Lie on your back, bend your knees towards your face and put your hands behind your head. Raise your legs up in the air and start ‘pedalling’, one leg going down while the other’s going up. To make it more difficult, crunch your left elbow to your right leg when it’s down, and do the same with your right elbow to your left leg. Crunch 25 times on each leg.

3\ Sit and twist

Lie on your back and put your hands behind your head and do a sit up. Once you reach the top of the sit up, twist your body so your right elbow is pointing towards your left knee, and then twist the opposite way so your left elbow is pointing toward your right knee, then back to centre. Lower your body back down to the bed. Repeat movement 10 times.

4\ Butterfly Crunches

Lying flat on your back, put the two soles of your feet together and lift your legs high into the air, hopefully creating a ‘butterfly’ shape (or something similar). Hold the leg position, and crunch your body up to your legs. Repeat movement 10 times.

5\ V’s

Lie flat on your back and stretch both your arms and legs out until they’re straight. Then slowly raise both your arms and legs up at the same time, bending at the waist until your body makes a ‘V’ shape. Repeat movement 10 times.

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