At night I do sit-ups and push-ups. It started as something to knock me out, if I needed to sleep but wasn't tired, a few of each would tire me out.

As time passes I am able to do more before I get tired, and I don't find them a chore so much. Now I'm wandering what other exercises I can do at night just in my bedroom that don't require any equipment like sit-ups and push-ups?

These two are obvious ones that we all know, but what other exercises can I do? I don't have any specific goal like weight loss, or body building, just something that's good for me I can do at night.

  • You want exercises to help you sleep? or just general bedroom exercises?
    – ccot
    Commented Apr 11, 2012 at 18:46
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    You can try the plank? It's more challenging than it looks.
    – VPeric
    Commented Apr 12, 2012 at 9:50
  • Sorry I wasn't more specific; Yes I would like exercise that will make me feel tired afterwards, so I can use them to tire my self out before bed if I'm too awake, but hopefully with the added bonus of doing a bit of exercise also.
    – Baldrick
    Commented Apr 16, 2012 at 14:15

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  • Diamond press ups
  • Lunges
  • Squats and Squat thrusts
  • Pull ups (If you have something to pull up on)
  • Stretches to improve flexibility

Look up plyometric or bodyweight exercises.

I will say however it will interrupt your sleep pattern training just before bed. Sometimes I feel I can tire myself out and it will help me sleep better but it never seems to work like that.

  • Some good points here. Thanks for the exercise ideas, also though, I am going to research further about exercise before sleep. Thanks!
    – Baldrick
    Commented Apr 16, 2012 at 15:31

You can try squats, very good for balance and a good all-over leg exercise. Look at the wikipedia page and go to the plyometric/bodyweight section for some variations

  • I will read up about squats, they look like the kind of thing I'm after, thanks!
    – Baldrick
    Commented Apr 16, 2012 at 15:19

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