5 Toning Tips you can do in the Bathroom!

January 3, 2011

The number one excuse I hear from people I know for why they don't exercise is that they don't have time. Everyone has time, it's just what you make of it...

You shower and do your hair daily right? Then you've got time to exercise! If you pride yourself in being a good multi-tasker then these simple ideas will be perfect for you.

All of these toning tips for use in the bathroom are easy, but please use extreme caution if you're doing them in the shower. You may also want to consider that if you do these once you get out of the shower, you could work up a bit of a sweat, defeating the purpose of your shower!

  1. Abs - Tighten your abs. (Now try to tighten them a little more. You may find that your lower abdominal muscles tighten up even if they hadn't been previously.) Don't hold your breath! Keep tightening for as long as you can. After you relax your abs for 5 seconds, tighten them up again.
  2. Gluts - Squeeze your buttocks repeatedly. Tighten and relax those gluts until your derriere is too tired to do it anymore. When your glut muscles become significantly slower to respond to your commands to move, that's when you can stop.
  3. Chair Posing -  This is the most challenging tip... If you've done yoga, you know what I am talking about. If you haven't, well... Essentially you sit in an invisible chair and hold the position as best you can. In yoga, the chair pose is done while reaching your arms out in front of you, but that's not practical in the bathroom. So feel free to brush your hair or blow it dry during a chair pose. Don't forget to occasionally come back into a standing position, shake out your legs and then return to the chair pose, sitting lower if you can than you did the first time.
  4. Squats - You know what these are and probably hate 'em... With your feet about 3 inches past shoulder width apart, sit down into a squat position then raise yourself up.
  5. Kegals - No, kegals aren't just for women! If you don't know what kegal exercises are, I'm not going to tell you. Not because I don't want to, but because I really think you should go and learn more about it. Here, let me google it for you: Kegal Exercises for Women | Kegal Exercises for Men

Personally, I do my gluts and kegals in the shower and abs while I blow dry my hair. Sometimes I'll do squats or a chair pose when my husband isn't around. The beauty of abs, gluts and kegals is that they can be done pretty much anywhere at anytime and nobody has to know you're doing them!

So, no more excuses... You have time to exercise. It may not seem like much, but these little toning sessions will make a difference if you do them regularly. You'll see... and when you do, please try to remember to come back and post your experience in the comments.

If you've got tips of your own like these, please use the comments to share your ideas!




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