Because you don’t always have time for a gym visit.
Have I ever mentioned how glad I am that our bodies allow for self-propelled exercise? Like, if you needed equipment and whatnot for every little thing, I probably wouldn’t get any exercise done. It’s especially easy to work your lower body. Bend those legs, flex that back, and you’ll have a pair of egg-squishing thighs before you know it. If you don’t have all day to work those thighs and glutes, though, here’s a quick five-minute routine you can do every day to build some definition.
- Bridges: Lay on your back with your knees up, and raise that torso! Slowly curl your lower, middle, and upper back, in that order. Take a deep breath and squeeze your glutes when you’re in the air, and slowly come back down. Do ten of these.
- Squats: Stand with your legs shoulder-length apart, bend those knees and reach those glutes back like you’re about to sit down. A staple of leg workouts! Ten of these as well.
- Squat into Side Leg Lift: Start doing a squat, but as you raise back up, lift one of your legs out as high as you can (but not higher than your hip). Do ten of these for each leg.
- Single Leg Deadlift: Balance on your right foot, extend your left leg behind you, and lean forward while your left leg moves upward. You should make a T-shape. Do ten of these for each leg.
- Back Lunge and Lift: With your legs hip length apart, step your left foot back and lower into a lunge. As you lift back up, press down into your right heel to work your hamstring and glute. Ten of these for each leg, and you’re done!