Working out isn’t always on the top of everyone’s to-do list and often gets lost in the chaos of life. If you are someone who struggles to find a quick and effective workout routine, worry not—below I’m sharing a five-minute circuit you can do anytime, any day, and see results. Toning your body doesn’t have to be something you dread. Throw on a workout set, your favorite playlist, and follow along with today’s routine. Sweat now, thank me later.
Squat and Forward Extension
Forward Lunge and Overhead Adduction
Single-Leg Deadlift and Tricep Extension
Reverse Lunge and Around the World
*60 seconds each with 15 seconds in between each move
*Complete three rounds of this circuit and try to beat your rep numbers each round
The Move: Squat and Forward Extension
How to: Keep your dumbbells at your chest, facing your chest during your squat. As you stand up out of your squat, extend your dumbbells straight out from your chest and rotate your palms toward the floor. Pull the dumbbells back into your chest and step to complete a front racked squat again.
The Move: Forward Lunge and Overhead Adduction
How to: Start your exercise with your dumbbells overhead. As you step forward, you can lower your dumbbells out to the side with your palms facing upward and pull them back up to the top as your return to start. Switch legs and repeat, making sure your elbows are slightly bent as you lift and lower the dumbbells.
The Move: Single-Leg Deadlift and Tricep Extension
How to: Holding your dumbbells at your sides, hinge your hips back, and lift one bent leg behind your back. At the complete hinge, extend your dumbbells backward as you flex your triceps and maintain your balance. Come back up to standing after you bring your dumbbells back down to your sides and switch legs to complete the exercise on alternating legs.
The Move: Reverse Lunge and Around the World
How to: This exercise will use your whole body as you rotate, balance, and step through lunges. Interlock your dumbbells together and step back into the reverse lunge. At the bottom of the lunge, bring your dumbbells around your head and back in front of your chest. Stand up from the lunge and switch legs to repeat the movement for the entire minute.
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