5 Easy Ways to Work Out in 5 Minutes or Less

Give one of these one-minute, equipment-free workouts a try when you’re pressed for time.

5 Easy Ways to Work Out in 5 Minutes or Less

No time to work out? Luckily for you, short bouts of exercise can be as effective as a long gym session. We’ve gathered together five moves that will get your heart rate going, while toning all parts of your body. From mountain climbers to lunges, these moves will work your arms, abs, legs, butt, and shoulders. Do each move for one minute, and you’ll be sure to feel the burn the day after. No excuses: Just five minutes and your living room floor is all you need to break a sweat and blast calories.

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Shoulders: Side Plank

While planks are primarily known for their core-strengthening capacities, they are also an effective way to work shoulder muscles. This is especially true for side planks. Turn onto your left side and rest your right feet on top of your left feet. Prop up your core by placing either your left elbow or left hand below your left shoulder. Bring your hips and knees off the floor and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat this on the right side and alternate until 1 minute is up.

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