Here’s how most people view exercise: even if they have the spare time, say 5-10 minutes, they won’t use it to work out. Why? Because sometimes the only spare time that you have, is that 5-10 minutes! People assume that 5-10 minutes a day won’t amount to anything, so they don’t even bother to consider that they can exercise for such a short time-frame and still see results.
So instead, people will do a few random exercises here and there, and won’t have an actual routine that will help them to lose weight. Well, it is actually possible to have a workout routine that only lasts five minutes, that you can see results from! This is a hard workout; and it’s only five exercises. But to make up for the short amount of time, you’ll have to work hard.
You can use this workout to make your thighs, belly, and your other problem areas slim down, right at home. No equipment is necessary to get results. You’ll do reps, 50 seconds of activity with 10 seconds of rest per exercise. You can do multiple rps if you want to, but then rest more often too.
So, here are the 5 step workout routine that you can do in just a few minutes a day:
1. The Bridge
Lie facing upwards and bend your knees, while keeping your feet flat on the floor. Raise up your torso/hips so your body makes a straight line in midair. Lean your weight on your arms. Then lift your right knee in the air, pull it towards your chest and hold for few seconds. Then lower and do the same with the other leg.
2. Shoulder Press Move
Place your hands shoulder width apart, and just in front on your shoulders, on the floor. Then raise your hips so that your torso is perpendicular to the floor (like the Downward Dog position). Now bend your arms so your body goes down, and your head almost touches the floor. Hold this for a few seconds, and then push back so you go into the original position.
3. Alternate Lunge
Push your right leg forward and bend both of your knees, to lower yourself into a lunge. Press into the floor with your right foot and then go into a standing position, while still keeping your foot in the air, the entire time you make yourself go upright. Then put your right foot back down and lower into a lunge again. Copy with the other leg.
4. Skater Moves
Stand on your left foot. Keep your left knee slightly bent. Keep your right foot slightly in midair. Jump to the right, land on your right foot, and then put your left foot into the midair position your right foot had been in. Jump the the left and repeat.
5. Rotating Extend
Start a pushup, but stay in the position. Keep your arms straight and your abdomen tight. Swing up into the air so you’re leaning on your left arm. Rotate your body, and raise your right arm in th air, pointing your hand towards the ceiling. Hold for a few seconds, and then repeat on the other side.