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5 Fat Blasting Exercises You Can Do in Your Bedroom

Updated on July 6, 2012

Have you ever wanted to exercise but lack the time, space, or necessary equipment? Well, here are five exercises that you can do in your bedroom in under 5 minutes each. None of the exercises require equipment or much space, because they use your own body weight for resistance. While they are common exercises, they are often overlooked in comparison to the latest fat blasting fad; however, all of these following exercises are fantastic ways to burn the maximum amount of calories in a limited amount of time by utilizing muscle in your entire body.

1. Burpees

Burpees are a full body exercise that works your muscles as well as cardio. Don't take these lightly as they can be grueling. Trying doing three sets of 15 reps until you become more comfortable.

2. Mountain Climbers

Mountain Climbers are meant to make your legs feel as though you have been climbing mountains. Try doing three sets of these for 30 seconds each.

3. Planks

Planks work your abs by requiring them to withhold the weight of your body. They work wonders and strengthening your core, spine, and will even help your posture. Try 3 sets for 30 seconds each.

4. Box Jump

You can do these without the box. Simply stand in place and jump as high as you can for 3 sets of 30 seconds. You probably won't be able to stand afterward.

5. Air Squat

Do as many of these as you can in 30 seconds for 3 sets. They will work all of the muscles in your legs, which helps accelerate your metabolism and burn calories quick.

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    • sethpowers profile imageAUTHOR

      sethpowers 

      6 years ago from Virginia

      Good point DreamerMeg, all of these exercises are a great way to stay active. Awesome comment!

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      DreamerMeg 

      6 years ago from Northern Ireland

      I have tried all of these (except for the box jumps) and my circuits class does them regularly. The mountain climber one is a hard one to learn but I saw a variation on it toady where the knew reaching over to the other side is expected to trace out a figure of 8 several times! Hadn't thought of doing these at home, although my daughter and I are now doing weight training in the house 3 times a week and that includes LOTS of squats. They certainly help if you want to be able to keep climbing the stairs as you get older!

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