Dorm Room Workouts: 5 Exercises to do in Your Room


With spring break just around the corner, many people have the mindset of getting into shape for their upcoming vacations. Even though many people have this positive mindset, actually getting to the gym can be a struggle. Here are some easy exercises you can do from the comfort of your room!

1. Sit Ups:

There are lots of variations on how to do a sit up, but if you like going the basic route, just lay on your back on the ground, bend your knees and lift your chest. If you want a challenge, raise your legs in the air and try reaching towards your toes. Try three reps of 20-25.

2. Planks:

Get into pushup position on the floor. Then, bend your elbows at a 90° angle and rest your weight on your forearms. With your elbows directly underneath your shoulders, your body should form a straight line from your head to your feet. Hold the position for thirty seconds or more.

3. Jump Squats:

Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your toes pointing forward. Sit back into a squat then drive your whole body up through your heels, shifting your weight onto the balls of your feet. Land lightly and bend into a full squat. Focus on making sure that your knees don’t wobble or turn in as you land. If jump squats aren’t what you’re looking for than eliminate the jump. Do this for three reps of 20.

4. Tricep Dips:

To do this exercise you will need to use a desk chair. Sit on the edge of the chair and stretch your legs out in front of you. Position your arms in 90° angle at the edge of the chair and lower yourself to the floor. Then push yourself back up to the chair. Try this for three reps of 12.

5. Wall Sits:

Find an empty space along a wall of your room. With your back against the wall, slide down until you are in a sitting position with your legs out in front of you at a 90° angle. Try doing this three times for thirty seconds.