10 Crazy Effective Workouts You Can Do In Just 5 Minutes Each

So you say you don’t have any time for working out. Well I believe that’s complete nonsense. These workouts will only take five minutes of your time and they can be done absolutely anywhere, without equipment. All you need is a timer and some motivation to start moving.

Why Short Workouts?

Let’s be real: Five minutes of exercise a day is better than none, but it won’t get you fit. Most health experts recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate to intense physical activity, three to six days a week, in order to reap the full health benefits of exercise.

That doesn’t mean you need to do the entire 30 minutes at the same time. You can take a break in between or even scatter them out through your day to get them all in. Some people are incredibly busy all day and a constant 30 minutes just isn’t possible, but getting in 5 minutes here and there might be more reasonable. By the end of the day you’ll get the full 30 minute exercise without any excuses.

Quick workouts can also be more effective than you think, because effectiveness depends on intensity. The shorter the workout, the harder you have to work to make it count. Since these five-minute bouts are over before you know it, go for maximum effort every time.

Cardio Workouts

To eliminate calories in five minute, try these high intensity cardio exercises. The goal is to keep your heart beat elevated. Try to not take breaks in between the five minutes.

1. 5-Minute Plyometric Workout

Alternate 30 seconds of tuck jumps; 30 seconds of alternating jump lunges; and 30 seconds of box jumps for a full 5 minutes.

2. 5-Minute Low-Impact Cardio Workout

Alternate 30 seconds of jumping jacks; 30 seconds of mountain climbers; and 30 seconds of skaters for 5 minutes.

Strength Training Workouts

You don’t need weights to get a good resistance workout.  The only weight you need is your own body weight. Make sure to work on all of your muscles, or you can perform them all for a full body workout in 30 minutes.

3.5-Minute Leg Workout

Alternate 20 walking lunges; 20 squats; 20 Bulgarian split squats, 20 jump squats for 5 minutes.

4.5-Minute Arm Workout

Alternate 10 push-ups, 15 tricep dips, 10 traveling planks for 5 minutes.

5. 5-Minute Ab Workout

Alternate 20 crunches, 20 bicycle crunches, 20 reach for your toes, 20 v-ups for 5 minutes.

6. 5-Minute Glute Workout

Alternate 20 donkey kicks on each leg, 20 bridges, 20 standing kickbacks on each leg, 20 walking lunges for 5 minutes.

7.5-Minute Core Workout:

Alternate 15 seconds hollow body hold, 15 seconds of superman hold, 30-second plank, 15-second side plank each side.

Full-Body Cardio And Strength Training Workouts

To get the most out of this 5-minute workout, combined both cardio and strength training into one workout.

8.5-Minute Burpee Workout

Alternate 10 burpees, 10 burpees with push-ups, 10 burpees with tuck jump, 10 burpees with jump for distance for 5 minutes

9. 5-minute Cardio + Bodyweight Workout

Alternate 20 squats, 20 jumping jacks, 20 crunches, 20 mountain climbers, 20 push-ups for 5 minutes.

10.5-minute Cardio + Bodyweight Workout (Advanced)

Alternate 20 squat jumps, 20 burpees, 20 v-ups, 10 tuck jumps, 10 decline or clap push-ups for 5 minutes.


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