In this plan, you’ll perform one five-minute workout five days a week for four weeks, taking two rest days per week whenever you want them. At the end of each week, you’ll progress to a more difficult workout.
Each workout is made up of five exercises designed by New York City-based fitness trainer Chelsea Dornan. For each move, do as many reps as you can in 60 seconds. Then move on to the next exercise. That’s it!
1. Forearm Planks With Alternating Leg Raises
How to do it: Get into a forearm plank position with elbows underneath your shoulders and your body in a straight line from the top of your head to your heels. Keeping your hips square to the ground, raise one heel at a time. Continue to alternate for 60 seconds.
2. Cross-Body Crunch With Toe Touches
How to do it: Lie on your back with your legs extend straight up, ankles stacked above your hips. Bring both hands behind you head with elbows out to the sides and engage your core to lift your head and shoulders off the ground. From this position, twist from the waist to the right as reach your left hand toward the right toes. Release to starting position and repeat on the opposite side. Continue to alternate side for 60 seconds.
3. Russian Twists
How to do it: Sit on the ground with your legs together, knees bent, and feet raised. Bring your palms together at chest level. Keeping your lower body as stable as possible, twist from the waist to turn your upper body all the way to the left. Repeat on the opposite side and continue to alternate for 60 seconds.
4. Scissor Legs
How to do it: Lie on your back with your palms underneath your hips and engage your core to raise your legs 45 degrees off the ground (lower is harder), keeping them as straight as possible. Cross your left leg over your right leg, then cross your right leg over your left leg. Continue to alternate in quick succession for 60 seconds without dropping your legs.
5. Mountain Climbers