EH: 5-Minute Workout Routines

There are SO many times I want to skip the gym because I’m too overwhelmed with work or I feel exhausted after a long week, but my motivation lies within the knowledge that any workout is better than no workout! When I feel strapped for time, I shorten my workouts and try and target more than my daily muscle group to get the most out of my time. Here are a few workouts that you can do right from home in only 5 minutes.

  1. Plank (1 min), jumping jacks (50), step ups (20 each leg), side planks (30 sec each side), lunge jumps (20 each leg)
  2. Jump rope (1 min), squat jumps (20), mountain climbers (20 each leg), push-ups (15), knee ups (30 sec)


  1. Squat jumps (20), step ups (25 each leg), jumping jacks (50), bodyweight lunges (15 each leg), bodyweight squats (20), side lunges (10 each leg)


  1. Push-ups (20), overhead press (use any reasonable object if not dumbbells) (10), T-rotation (10 each side), tricep dips (10), bicep curls (any bar or reasonable object, 10 each side)


  1. Plank (1 min), side dips (10 each side), jackknife sit ups (15), mountain climbers (30 secs) in-and-outs (20), leg lifts (15)