Best Workouts You Can Do Before Bedtime
Exercising before bed can help burn extra fat. The body tends to slow down at night time and doesn’t require much energy. This means that some of the nutrients consumed during the evening can get stored as fat due to inactivity.
Exercising boosts your metabolism so a quick workout before bed can keep it going while you sleep. Add a few exercises to your nightly routine and you’ll burn some fat while snoozing.
Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?
Regardless of if you’re at home or the gym, you could burn fat by lifting some weights right before bed. Resistance training burns fat while you’re actually doing it, but did you know it also improves your metabolic rate for up to 48 hours afterwards? If you regularly practice full body workouts, you can burn extra belly fat all the time.
Resistance exercise targets the belly fat by encouraging the production of fat-burning hormones. Do a quick workout at night and make sure to have some protein before you head to sleep to aid with muscle recovery. It will not put a half to the fat burning and might actually improve it.
If you’re seeking a fast workout without any pricey equipment, just try body weight exercises. They directly target muscles in a different way because of gravity. Here are some examples to get you started: pull ups, push ups, squats.
Abdominal exercises won’t exactly flatten your belly as well as a healthy diet does alone but they can definitely help. Try an exercise for the upper section of your abs, as well as one for the lower muscles and one more for the area where love handles tend to sit. Do a set of crunches with reverse crunches and jackknifes. This will mean that you’re doing a set of as many crunches as possible, then the reverse crunches, followed by the side jackknifes. Repeat this set a few times.
Doing some cardio before bedtime can help you burn extra visceral fat. Cardio is extra effective after some resistance and/or body weight training. Examples: walking around outside or on a treadmill, running up and down the stairs, jogging, and using an exercise bike.
Quick & Easy 5 Minute Workout (just an example to get you started!)
- 20 pushups
- 20 seconds of elbow plank
- 20 seconds of right side plank
- 20 seconds of left side plank
- 20 squats
- 20 alternating lunges
- 20 jump squats or 20-second wall sit
Repeat this two times.