Quick At-Home Workouts You Can Do in Your Dorm
When you're in the dorm room at your sorority house studying and starting to run out of steam, one of the best ways to energize yourself is to do a quick workout. Now that it is mostly inadvisable to go to the gym due to public health concerns, you may want to stay in your room to exercise as much as possible. Here are a few super easy workouts that you can do in your dorm in just a few minutes. Schedule them during your study breaks or whenever you need a boost. Put on your sorority workout gear and take some time out for yourself to get in shape each day, right in the comfort of your college dorm room.
Backwards Bed Drops
When you get out of bed in the morning or before you go to sleep at night, make time to do a few backwards bed drops. Clutch the side of your bed tightly and reach your feet out as far as they can go, ensuring that you have your balance. Keeping your knees slightly bent, slowly drop your backside a few inches below the surface of the bed. When you get a comfortable rhythm, increase your speed. Do 10 repetitions and at least two sets to get a good, quick workout. This will help strengthen your arms, shoulders, and abdomen.
3-Minute Yoga Sequence
A good yoga sequence can give you a positive start to your day. You may not have a whole lot of time to do a long yoga session, so try this easy three-minute yoga routine. First, put on your lettered Sorority Fitness Yoga Pants along with a comfortable cotton Greek t-shirt or tank top so that you can get a good stretch. Start by standing with your feet slightly apart in a comfortable stance. Reach your hands up towards the sky and hold for three seconds, breathing in and out slowly, fully. When you’re ready, use your left hand to grab your right wrist and stretch to the right side. Come back to the center, then do the opposite, grabbing your left wrist with your right hand and stretching to the left side. Again, hold for three seconds then come back to the center. Take a few more deep breaths and relax. Next, lower your hands and bend slightly backward as if you are looking straight up to the ceiling. Then relax your arms at your sides.
Next do the warrior pose. Reach your left arm out to the left, and stretch your right arm out in the opposite direction, as straight as possible. Look to the left and lunge slightly forward in that direction. Take a breath, place your right hand on your right back side and then lift your left hand up and over your head as if you are tracing a rainbow. Do the same thing on the other side seamlessly, then take another deep breath and bring your hands and your feet back to center.
Repeat this entire sequence as many times as you can in three minutes to stretch your body and energize yourself. You can get more detailed guidance on these poses by looking up short yoga workouts online.
What are the heaviest items you probably have in your dorm besides your furniture? Your textbooks of course! You can use them as weights to do some quick weight lifting exercises.
Put a few of your heaviest textbooks into two pillow cases. Ensure that the weights are manageable for you, and as balanced as possible on both sides. Position your feet so that they are about shoulder-width apart and bend your knees slightly for stability. Slowly lift both textbook weights at the same time (as if you’re doing curls with a dumbbell) until you do about seven repetitions. Take a break and then do another two sets for good measure. This will help strengthen your biceps and develop muscular definition in your arms over time. Before you know it, you'll be carrying those textbooks around campus with ease like a champ!
Window Sill Pushups
Doing regular push-ups can be difficult, and sometimes you just don't feel like getting on that sketchy dorm room floor where you, your roommate, and your sorority sisters have probably trampled a thousand times. So instead, do push-ups on your window sill each day. Grab the edge of your window sill tightly and do push-ups as you would normally do on the floor. Go as deep down as you can while keeping your core tight. Try to do 15 to 20 window sill push-ups for a nice little workout before you head out to face the day on campus with your sorority sisters.
You don't have to go to the gym or even leave your sorority house to get a workout. You also don't have to stress yourself out with tough, long workouts that leave you feeling drained or sore. Try one or all of these quick dorm room workouts each day. You may find that at the end of the semester you really like what you see in the mirror.
* Consult your physician before starting any new workout plan.
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