5 exercises that can boost your metabolism before bed

What is the most important thing to pay attention to while you are working hard on losing some weight? The first that comes to your mind is healthy diet and effective workout. Yes, you are right partially, since there is something else. What that may be? Your metabolism. It is not a secret to anyone these days, that the faster your metabolism is, the easier it is to lose some weight and stay fit.

If you have a habit of working out in the morning, you know how refreshing and effective it is. Since it not only burns some calories of yours, but it wakes your organism up and makes it work to its fullest. Sounds nice, right? Is there anything you can do to make these processes never stop?

In fact, there is. As you may already know sleep is very important for those of you who want either to lose some weight, or just stay in perfect shape forever. When we are asleep our body is still working. That is why, instead of slowing that metabolic process, it is better to keep it up even when you are asleep. It is not that difficult to do, by the way.

There are only 5 exercises which will lead you to your goal if you repeat them every night before going to bed. Do not worry, you are not going to end up all smelly and sweaty with an insatiable urge to take another evening shower. Quite on the contrary. Are you ready to have a look at these magic exercises? What are you waiting for?

#1. Burpee

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– Stand straight with your feet shoulder width apart and hands by your sides. This is the start position. In one smooth motion, squat down and place your hands palms down on the floor in front of your feet.

– Lean forward, so your weight is on your hands, at the same time jumping your legs out behind you until they are fully extended. Your body should form a straight line with your weight supported on your toes and the balls of your feet and your arms fully extended. (In a push up position)

– Jump your feet out by spreading your legs, so that they are wider than hip width apart, then immediately jump them back together. Complete 1 full push up. Jump your feet forward to just behind your hands. Use an explosive motion to push through your heels and return to the start postion.

#2. Squats

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– Stand with your feet hip width apart. Your toes should be pointing straight ahead or only slightly outward.

– Cross your arms in front of your body, place your hands behind your head (prisoner squat) or at the sides of your head.

– Keep your weight on your heels and bend your knees while lowering your hips towards the ground as if you are sitting down on a chair.

– Keep your back straight at all times.

– Continue until you feel a slight stretch in your quadriceps. Pause for a count of one. Do not let your knees extend out beyond the level of your toes.

– Return to the start position by pushing down through your heels and extending your hips forward until you are standing straight. Repeat.

#3. Push-Ups

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– Position yourself on all fours on a mat.

– Place your hands in front of you and shoulder-width apart.

– Now bring your hands in towards the center until the tips of your index fingers and tips of your thumbs are touching. This creates a diamond shape between your hands. Your elbows and wrists should be in line with your chest.

– With your fingers facing forwards, lift off your knees so that your body forms a straight line and just your hands and toes touch the floor.

– Keep you pelvis straight and abs engaged and aim to keep a straight back throughout the movement.

– Bend your elbows and lower your body towards the floor, aiming to touch your chest to the top of your hands. Pause briefly.

– Return to the starting position by extending your elbows and lifting your body off the floor again.

#4. Plank

Get into a face down position on the floor supporting your upper body on your forearms. Your elbows should be bent at 90 degrees.

– Extend your legs straight out behind you, supporting them on your toes and balls of your feet.

– Keep your body in a straight line by tightening your abdominal and oblique muscles.

– Keep your body in a straight line by tightening your abdominal and oblique muscles.

– Hold for as long as possible.

#5. Walking lunge

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– Standing with a braced core and flat back, bring your hands together at chest height. Position your feet to be at hip-width.

– Beginning with the right foot, step backward and across your left foot. Simultaneously, bend the left knee and drop it towards the ground.

– Stop when the front right knee is parallel with the ground. Push off the ground with your right foot and return to the starting position.

– Stop when the front right knee is parallel with the ground. Push off the ground with your right foot and return to the starting position.