9 Best 5 Minute Butt and Leg Exercises

Jun 15, 2015

5 minute workouts have become increasingly popular these days. They are as effective as long and intense workouts, and they will give you absolutely new results. After all, why spend hours exercising if you can tone up your body in a matter of minutes? If your fitness goal is to sculpt your butt and legs, aim to exercise at least 5 minutes a day. These easy 5 minute butt and leg exercises don’t require a lot of space and special equipment – you can do them anytime and anywhere.

1 Lunges

Front lunges, back lunges and side lunges are all effective exercises to tone up your legs and butt in just 5 minutes a day. Don’t expect quick results, though. When done correctly, lunges effectively work your quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings – the large muscle groups that help to boost your metabolism and drop weight. If you want to reduce fat from your lower body, doing any type of lunges (while you watch TV or during your lunch break) each day can help you reach your weight loss goal.

2 Leg lifts

One of my favorite butt and leg exercises, leg lifts tighten and tone the butt and legs without any special equipment. All you need is some space and your favorite music or TV show. Give this exercise a try and you will see and feel fantastic benefits in a matter of a few weeks. I usually perform leg lifts while I watch TV or chat on the phone. It takes me even more than 5 minutes to perform this exercise, but if you are short on time, 4-5 minutes will be enough to sculpt your legs.

3 Squats

Think this exercise is too easy? Think again. Doing squats regularly gives your body amazing results. Squats help to tone up your butt and legs, as well as improve your flexibility and posture. You can perform squats in the office, while traveling or simply watching TV. Aim to do squats 5-6 days a week to shape and lift your butt, and sculpt your legs.

4 High knees

This exercise is sure to get your heart pumping and get your legs and butt into shape. Lift your knees up and down or jump from one foot to the other lifting your knees as high as possible. Or use fitness vertical ladder rack to make your 5 minute workout even more productive. When done regularly, the exercise improves flexibility and helps to burn fat. Don’t feel like performing high knees? Squat hold is a great alternative to try…

5 Squat hold

This one is often overlooked. Probably because we believe the harder exercise, the better. A 5 minute squat hold every day will help to tone your butt, hamstrings and legs with little efforts. You can do this exercise at home or at work, as well as when traveling. Stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart. Lower your body, push your hips back, bend your knees and hold this position for 40-50 seconds. Slowly push yourself back up into your starting position.

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6 Jump lunges

Jump lunges are a bit harder to perform than front or side lunges, but they promise great results and have many benefits. Stand tall with your feet staggered and your left foot in front of your right foot. Bend your knees, push off the bottom of your feet into a jump, and before you land try to switch your legs. It may take a little bit of practice, so don’t worry if you can’t perform jump lunges right now.

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7 Jump squats

Adding jump squats to your daily workout routine is a surefire way to transform your legs and butt in a few weeks. Moreover, jump squats are good for your core too. Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, do a regular squat and then jump up explosively. Land and lower the body back into the squat position. When you jump, use your whole foot and don’t let the shoulders lean out beyond the knees to prevent back injuries.

8 Jumping rope

Let me guess, you haven’t picked up a jump rope since your childhood, right? Well, you are not alone. The great news is that jumping rope isn’t for children only. You can easily tone your butt and legs if you jump rope for 5 minutes each day. Not only will you burn tons of calories, you will improve your heart health as well. Jump ropes don’t cost a lot so why not buy one today?

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9 Jogging

When you don’t have time for running, a 5 minute jog is a smart option to consider. Jogging not only targets your butt and legs but also other spots of your body. Jogging in moderation daily is good for your heart and weight. Aim to jog early in the morning to boost your energy levels and transform your body at the same time.

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I don’t know about you, but when I think about exercising during the summer season, I always try to find as many excuses to skip my workout as possible. These nine exercises are easy and they don’t feel like exercise at all. If you perform any of these exercises (if not all) every single day, you will never say again that easy workouts are not effective. What are your favorite butt and leg exercises?