7 Exercises for Couch Potatoes


After a long working day we often find comfort in relaxing on the couch without even thinking about exercise. But exercise can help you release stress and be healthy. Even if you are a couch potato you can still get your workout in! Check out a few very effective exercises you can do on your couch.

1. Bridge kicks

For perfect butt and thighs do bridge kicks. Lie on your back with your arms at the sides, then squeeze your butt and raise your hips until body is in a straight line. Raise your left straight leg as high as you can, then lower and do with the right leg. Perform 3 sets of 12 reps per leg and you’ll be one step closer to killer legs and firm glutes!

2. Triceps dips

Sit at the end of the sofa and rest your hands at the end. Now walk your body out so hips and your pelvic area are in the air. Lower your body to floor, bending elbows, and straighten your arms. Do 3 sets of 18 reps. This is one of the best exercises you can do on your couch!

3. Seated scissors

This exercise is especially great for your legs and stomach. Scoot closer to the edge of the couch seat and sit straight up. Lengthen your legs in front, keep your legs straight, cross them back and forth in a scissor manner. Perform 50 times to achieve the sexy and strong core you deserve!

4. Couch pushups

Kneel on the sofa with your arms positioned shoulder-width apart. Now bend your chest and elbows toward couch, lower body and push it back up. Make sure you keep your body in a straight line. Perform 20 times to achieve sculpted, toned arms!

5. Squat touches

This exercise will target your glutes and hamstrings. Sit down and stand up, and repeats 20 times. You can also perform jump squats to increase your heart rate. This is also a great exercise to improve your core strength.

6. Core exercise

Lie on your back on the couch and while supporting your neck, raise up and do a crunch hold for one second and then release. Repeat 20 times in order to get a lean sculpted core! Do core exercise every day and you can boldly show off your toned abs at the beach!

7. Couch lunges

Rest one leg on the sofa or on the floor, and take a large step forward, landing on your heel. Make sure your body weight rests on that front heel, so you’re able to wiggle your toes and raise them off the floor. While your front leg is forming a 90 degree angle at the knee, your knee is over your ankle.

Set health and fitness as a priority and you can easily reach your goals! What’s your favorite couch exercise? Do you know some other exercises to do on the couch? Share your thoughts, please!