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5 Easy Workouts When You Hate Going to the Gym

Updated on December 13, 2016

Time is still on your side to reach ideal body

There is place and time for everything and so with exercise no matter how busy one's life gets. Pocket exercises are exactly aimed to answer the demand caused by the busy schedules of modern working women. These pocket mini-exercises can be done anywhere and does not take much time. Learn and master and you are on your way to getting fit on a busy sked.

Step 2: Pull stomach in towards the spine
Step 2: Pull stomach in towards the spine

Stomach Vacuums for Flat Belly

Stomach vacuums popularized by weightlifters is the easiest exercises which can be done anywhere, even while driving. No matter how busy one is, there is no excuse not to be able to do it because it can be done simultaneously with other daily activities. Do you know that you can do stomach vacuums while working on the computer, reading a book and even sitting. Would you be interested to learn that based on tomach vacuums is effective in decreasing stomach by 2-4 inches. It is also know to strengthen core ab muscles if done daily.

It is the most effective and yet unknown ab exercise which is used by bodybuilders. Target area is mainly the transverse muscles in the midsection responsible for holding in the abdominal organs. When done properly it helps tighten up loose belly.

Doing Vacuums

Being a crunch fitness technique, stomach vacuums involve simple steps that any busy woman can easily do and try. Simply blow out all the air from the lungs and simultaneously sucking in the stomach until you feel that the stomach is tightened against the spine. Hold this position for a few seconds then slowly release. Repeat exercise for few more sessions. Start doing this 5 minutes each day and more. You will literally feel that 'burn' in you stomach and the abs strengthen. Since the core ab muscles are being worked, it would hurt in the area during the first times. The good thing about stomach vacuums is that they can be done everywhere.

Brisk walk

Think setting aside 30 minutes is too much to fit into your busy life? Briskwalking is an easy and relatively low-impact exercise that can be easily fitted into a busy lifestyle. Shedding a couple hundred of calories for a 30-minute brisk walk is well worth the effort.

Brisk walking is so user-friendly that there is no more need to use any fancy equipment or to drop by a gym. If there is no time to spare, why not wake up 30 minutes earlier for three days in a week and walk in faster pace. No need to walk anywhere far when it is possible to do it around the neighborhood. To make this pocket exercise safe wearing proper shoes is advised to prevent any foot or knee injury. The 30-minutes will be time well-spent.


Doing a plank is one of those workouts that anyone can do, without equipment and it yet it works not only your core abdominal muscles but the whole body as well. As a total body workout, doing it on a daily basis will give you results. The best thing about it is you can do it right at your room, just a couple of minutes to spare and you will see results in a few weeks time.

The trick is to start by doing it in 15 seconds, then try half-minute and increase as your core muscles become stronger. It is one of the easiest floor workouts that anyone can do, believe me. It is going to work wonders for your whole body, just do it regularly.

How to do the perfect plank


Doing regular pushups are a perfect way to strengthen not only your upper body and that includes the shoulders, back muscles, triceps, and the chest, but it also helps define your core and legs if done properly. It is the best workout to get definition in your arms as well. If you hate to workout with weights, then pushups will help you achieve a toned and leaner look in no time.

You don't have to do the whole body pushup if you are still a beginner. There are many variations like bending your knee. You can do whole body pushups once your core is strong enough to carry your whole weight. Do 3 sets of 12repititions right before you hit the shower and look forward to toned arms, shoulders, and body in a few weeks!

Pushups for beginners

Standing crunches

The standing crunch is popularized by Shaun T in his now famous Hip Hop Abs exercise program. Grab a copy of this fabulous workout series and get to learn about the technique. After mastering this move, you will never break your back doing sit-ups again. Give it a try.

Standing crunches can be done anywhere (as long as it won't be awkward) even when you are standing. It is so simple you are pretending like you are simply executing the coolest dance moves in the planet. Even when clubbing during off work hours, the standing crunch is the perfect pocket exercise that you can try. Do not forget to bust this move with the coolest dance music you can get your hands into.


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      Gei Moore 6 years ago from Philippines


      Thanks! I know people are busy and all and don't have much time to read.

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      Ron 6 years ago

      Nice information! Simple and clear!

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      Gei Moore 7 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks ecomama. There's always a way to be fit even if at first it seems impossible. As the saying goes, "If there's a will, there's a way." I admire your enthusiasm. Hope your leg heals soon!

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      Jacquie The Underground Goddess 7 years ago from NC

      Great tip! I need some kind of exercise I can do while healing from a broken leg! This is perfect!