5 Days of 5 Minute Workouts – Day 3

This 5-minute workout is designed to tighten, tone and re-energize your body. A high rep count is designed to keep your heart rate up while exhausting your muscles. Your goal is to repeat these five exercises as efficiently as you can within a 5-minute time frame. Get ready to sweat!

Tricep dips: 20 reps

Find a bench, chair, couch or stool and place your hands near your hips with your thumbs touching your glutes. Start in an upright position and then, keeping your core engaged, bend your elbows and dip as far down as you can go. Straighten back out and repeat. If you need an option, try bending your knees.

Kettlebell squats: 20 reps

Begin standing straight up with a kettlebell in your hands. Your feet should be hip distance or further apart. While keeping your chest up and weight in your heels, squat as low as you can. Work to get a 90-degree angle between your hips and feet. Challenge yourself by using a heavy kettlebell.

Crunch with scissor: 20 reps

While lying on your back, bring your shoulder blades off the ground to activate your core. Both legs should be completely straight as you bring one up and the other just hovering above the floor. With control, scissor your legs and maintain a static crunch.

Upright row: 20 reps

For this exercise, you can use a kettlebell or a set of dumbbells. Hold the weights in front of your body and bend your elbows as you bring your hands to your chest. Your elbows should be above your shoulders and pull the weights back to activate not only your shoulders, but your rear delts as well.

Jump squats: 20 reps

This exercise may be performed with or without dumbbells. For that extra challenge, try to hold onto some weights. Squat down and then use your momentum to jump up. Make sure to land back into the squat to protect your knees. Your quads, glutes and core should be activated throughout this exercise.

-Kelsey Reinert