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10 Lazy Girl Workouts

Lazy girl (or guy) workouts are the best workouts. I mean, who honestly loves working out all the time? If you’re like most of us, chances are you may fall into the category of needing a “lazy” workout from time to time! Just keep reading for 10 lazy girl workouts that are sure to do the trick and get you moving!

1. Leg Lifts

Lay with your back on the floor and your arms straight down, hands on the floor underneath your butt. Lift your legs straight up and lower down slowly, working your ab and leg muscles. The slower you go, the tougher the workout. Repeat until your muscles are tired, then do 3 more.

Lazy Tip – To make the exercise feel faster, try spelling something with your feet, always keeping your legs straight. You could spell your name, fave Netflix show, or the Pokémon you caught most recently…

2. Toe Touches

With your back on the floor, put your legs straight up in the air, at a 90 degree angle. Flex your feet back towards you, so you can see your toes. Flexing your abs and legs, reach up with straight arms and touch your toes. Lower down slowly and stretch back up until you are out of breath.

Lazy Tip – This exercise is a great excuse to get a pedicure, or paint your toes yourself! It’s way easier to wear yourself out while reaching for sparkly pink toes.


3. Candlestick

The move we all did in elementary gymnastics. Start by lying on your back, and then use your arms to support your lower back as you lift your legs straight up, or as high as you can. Although not the most dynamic, this pose works on your core strength and balance. Mostly it’s just pretty fun.

4. Lower Back Strengtheners

These are well- known by anyone who has taken a yoga class or two. Lying on your stomach, with arms out and feet straight back, take a deep breath in and lift your arms and legs off the floor, balancing on your stomach.

There are a few variations: airplane with your arms out, cobra (arms in push-up position but not touching the floor) and boat (when you grab your feet in your hands behind your back.)

5. Hip Bridge

Lay on your back with your legs bent and your arms at your sides with palms facing down. Start with your butt on the ground, then slowly lift it like a pelvic thrust. Repeat until your butt and abs are tired.

Lazy Tip – This one is a little awkward, but it’s best just to accept it and keep working on that booty.

6. Donkey Kicks

Start out on all fours with hands below shoulders and knees below hips. Keeping your knees bent at a 90 degree angle, lift your leg straight up, crunching your butt. Do about 20 reps with each leg, and two sets.

Lazy Tip– It’s counter-intuitive, but this one is a great butt workout.

7. Runner’s Lunge Stretch

Start in push-up position and step your foot to the outside of both hands. Gently, lower down your back knee. You can also drop to your forearms to deepen the stretch.

Lazy Tip- This might not technically count as an exercise, but stretching is important and it will feel so good if you’ve done the proceeding moves.

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8. Ball Toss

Lay on your back and put an exercise ball between your feet. Pick the ball up with your feet, lift it up, and reach up to grab it with your hands. Lower all limbs back down, then pass the ball back to your feet and repeat.

Lazy Tip- If you don’t have an exercise ball, use a pillow or small dog.


9. Push-Ups

I know, I know, you’re not technically lying down, but we have to work those arms somehow! Luckily, just a few push-ups will go a long way to tone the upper body and strengthen you to the point of being able to carry two Chipotle burritos in each hand.

Lazy Tip- Do 5, lay down on your stomach, and do 5 more when you’ve physically and mentally (and emotionally) recovered from the first set.

10. Wall Sits

Stand with your back to a wall, with your feet together and about two feet away. Lower down the wall until you’re in a sitting position and your legs are bent at a 90 degree angle. Focus on your core so you can keep going even when your legs get tired.

Lazy Tip – Since you’re sitting, not laying down, reward yourself and eat while doing this move. No shame here.

Which of the “lazy girl” workouts works best for you? Comment below and share this article with friends!

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Ariana Kemp

Ariana will be a freshman at Claremont McKenna College. She enjoys playing tennis, cooking, and travelling and hopes to major in international relations.

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