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DIDS70
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4/11/13 9:23 A

The only thing that i do in bed is my meditation stretches before i go to bed at night. I was told never to do situps in bed as the surface is too soft and it would cause more injury,



CHEETARA79
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4/11/13 7:30 A

I think you're risking injury by doing those exercises in bed. I think if you put a yoga mat or a couple of towels on the floor, you will have more cushion and it will be more comfortable for you. Do you have any area rugs in your house? Maybe you can do your exercises on one of them rather than in bed.



SP_COACH_NANCY
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4/10/13 10:32 P

Hi,

These would be best suited using a stable service such as a mat on a floor--I would not recommend that you do them in bed--you do not want to perform these exercise with incorrect form (which could happen using a soft surface) as you may create other issues up and down your kinetic chain.

Coach Nancy



LINJENEWME
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4/10/13 8:28 P

I do sit-ups and even bicycle kicks in bed upon waking in the morning. It is easier than on a hard floor and is a good stretch before rolling out of bed. Years ago, a fitness professional was on a TV talk show, and she was telling the host how she did sit-ups in bed every morning when she woke. I have also done leg stretches while using a work-out elastic band. If you have joint problems, this may also help you feel better once you put your feet on the floor after rising from the bed. I have tendonitis in my foot, and stretching before placing weight on it first thing in the morning, makes it hurt less.

Edited by: LINJENEWME at: 4/10/2013 (20:31)


NCBLONDIE
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4/10/13 8:07 P

I'm sure someone with more knowledge will chime in soon, but it seems to me it would be hard to get the correct form that is needed for the exercise to be effective.

We have hardwood floors in our house so I understand it being rough getting down on the floor. I use a yoga mat to provide a little cushion. It might be something to consider.



GRAPLEIRIS
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4/10/13 7:46 P

ok lately I wake up motivated to pump out 25 crunches first thing in the am. Sometimes I feel like I have the energy to do the same right before bed.

How bad for me is it to do my crunches , leg lifts, planks while still in bed?

I feel like it's nicer on my back and knees: the floor is really difficult for me. But am I asking for bigger problems?



 
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