In our latest five-minute routine series, mom and fitness expert, Astrid Swan, shares exercises that focus on all the common trouble spots. Read: love handles, saddlebags, and weak arms. Below, she provides a quick circuit you can do in the comfort of your home. A full-body workout that hits all the tough areas and only takes five minutes of your time? Count us in. Watch the video tutorials and step-by-step instructions for each move below.
Plié Elbow Crunches
Side Plank Dips
Quick Feet to Jump Squat
The Move: Plié Elbow Crunches
How to: Start in plié position, legs wider than hip width, feet turned out slightly. Bring your hands behind your head with elbows wide. From the starting position, press through the heels to stand up, driving the right knee out to the side to crunch the right elbow. Place right foot back to the floor, lower back down to plié, and repeat on the other side. Continue alternating for one minute.
The Move: Spider Push-ups
How to: Start in push-up position. Lift your right leg up and bring your right knee outside your right elbow as you lower down to a push-up. Return right leg and repeat on the left side. Continue alternating spider push-ups for 45 seconds.
The Move: Side Plank Dips
How to: Start in side plank position, with feet stacked and elbow in line with your shoulder. Hold the plank and then lower your hips toward the floor and lift back up. Repeat for 30 seconds. Rest 15 seconds. Repeat on the other side.
How to: Start sitting with knees bent and hands placed slightly behind you. Lift yourself up, bend your elbows slightly in a tricep dip, and reach your right hand for your left leg, sweeping up. Return to starting position and repeat on the other side. Continue alternating your dip reach for one minute.
The Move: Quick Feet to Jump Squat
How to: Start standing with feet hip-width apart. Move your feet quickly in place for four counts and then do one jump squat. Repeat for one minute.
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