Just to completely eradicate any excuses you had left not to exercise (can’t afford a gym, can’t afford personal training, lack of equipment, etc), we thought that we would go ahead and help you scratch “not enough time” off of your list as well.
This is another one of our very fast moving workouts that takes you through ten different intervals of lower body toning exercises in just 5 minutes. You will do each exercise for 25 seconds, and you have a short 5 second “break” to transition to the next move. In the last 5 seconds of the interval of any given interval, you will be show a demo of the next exercise in a small window on your screen. Watch for that if you don’t know our exercises by name (yet!).
This is a great workout for inner thighs, outer thighs, hamstrings, quadriceps, and glutes.
As an added bonus, all of these thigh toning, butt lifting exercises are also ones that engage the core, and many of these also work the shoulders as well.
10 Intervals of Bodyweight Exercises
25 Second Intervals
5 Seconds Rest/Transition Time
Exercises in this Routine:
Plank Leg Circles
Inner Thigh W’s
½ Plank Toe Touches
Kneeling Rear Leg Raises
Static Plank Clam Shell
*Make sure to do an interval on each side of the body where applicable
Because this is so short, it does not have a wildly impressive calorie burn, but the 5 minutes that you spend doing this routine are definitely not wasted.
We estimate that you can burn 17-29 calories doing this routine, but the benefit of doing these exercises goes beyond just the handful of calories that you burn off. You don’t need me to tell you about what these exercises can do for shaping your lower body; you will feel your muscles working as you go.
5 Minute butt and thigh workouts alone are not going to be enough to help you lose a lot of weight, but this one is a great start to help you get killer legs. If you are trying to drop weight, you will want to use this one in conjunction with your “cardio” days – days where your workouts are otherwise light on moves that are strenuous on the muscles. On days where you have more time to dedicate to the sculpting and toning of your legs and glutes, we have many, many lower body workout videos to choose from that range anywhere from 10 to 50 minutes long.
For best results in both health and appearance, you need to implement a combination of healthy eating, regular cardio, and strength training/toning routines like this one.
Remember – no matter what your fitness goals are (the loss of belly fat, slimming of thighs, getting more defined arms, etc), you need to make sure that you do not neglect certain body parts or certain kinds of training in order to direct more focus to some kind of targeted fat loss. There are two reasons for this; 1) It does not work – it is impossible to spot reduce; 2) Developing imbalanced strength puts you at risk for all kinds of different bodily vulnerabilities and injuries and rips you off of all of the benefits of having well developed, balanced muscles and strength. Go about it the right way and you will like your results.