If you’re not a morning person and you don’t really enjoy to wake up early and go to the gym, there might be a solution for you. Luckily, you can stay in bed and still be able to work your body by exercising on the mattress. Although it may seem too good to be true, this is actually possible and you might be surprised to find out that the bed is quite a very good place to perform exercises. Here are the best exercises that you can do in the morning in order to start your day in a better mood.

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Jack Splits

This exercise will help you work your upper and lower abs, as well as the chest and the quads. While lying on the bed with the back straight, keep you thumbs interlocked and the arms and legs outstretched. Then lift the arms and feet and keep your knees and elbows tight. As you lift the legs, spread them to form a V and lift the upper body off the bed. Swing the hands through the V of the feet and then release the arms and legs and return to the starting position.

Scissor Legs

This is another great exercise to do in the bed. Lie down on your back with the hands underneath the hips and the palms around your body. Then raise both feet straight up into the air and point the toes. While keeping the legs as straight as you can, lower the right leg down without touching the bed. Then do the exercise with the left leg for a complete repetition. This exercise will work your lower abs and your legs.

Dolphin Plank

In order to do this exercise you have to get into plank position, keeping the forearms and the palms on the bed. You should be careful and form a straight line between the head and the heels. While keeping the legs straight, lift the hips straight up into the air and pause for a couple of seconds. Then release to starting position in order to complete the exercise. The exercise is very effective for forearms, abs, and obliques.

Leg Lift With Knee In

This exercise is very easy and will work your abs, bottom, and outer thighs. In order to perform this exercise, you have to lie on your right side with the right knee bent and the foot behind the body. Support your head with the right hand and place the left hand on the left hip. Then extend the left leg in order to form a straight line with the body and keep your hips stacked while lifting the left leg toward the ceiling. Then bend the knee and bring it toward your core and extend the leg back up toward the ceiling, slowly lowering it to the starting position.

All the above exercises will be very helpful if you want to start your morning toning your body and preparing yourself for the daily activities. Nevertheless, you should bear in mind that in order to do them properly, you need a good mattress that will sustain your body weight. Therefore, a great mattress may be the key to the most efficient exercises.