We all want to look fit and in shape, but most of us don’t have the time to spend in the gym and lift heavy weights for building muscles. In today’s world when we are constantly running to manage work and personal life, getting an extra hour for a workout can be a bit challenging. However, there are some easy and effective exercises which you can follow by taking out just 5minutes from your daily routine. All you need to have is a mat and no gym membership to perform these exercises.

Bridge Exercise

legs workout bridge

The bridge exercise is a great way to warm up your muscles before indulging in further exercises. It is a powerful workout to shape up your legs and glutes area under 5 minutes.

How To Do It?

  • Lie down on a mat, with your back and head resting on the floor.
  • Fold your knees in a position that your heels are directly aligned with your knees.
  • Keep your arms by your side with your palms facing the floor.
  • You can also hold your ankles with your hands if you want.
  • Inhale and gently push your butts towards the ceiling, along with your lower back.
  • Stay in the position for few seconds.
  • Exhale and come back to the starting point and then repeat the exercise.


squats legs workout

This is a no-brainer that squats are the best exercise to get your thighs and glutes in shape.

How To Do It?

  • Stand straight on a mat with your foot facing forward.
  • Bring your feet in a shoulder-width apart distance.
  • Then suck your stomach in towards the spine and go down in a squat position.
  • Bring your lower thighs in parallel to the ground with your hips pushing backward.
  • Stay in the position for few seconds and then stand up normally.
  • Repeat the exercise 10 more times

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lunges for legs

Lunges are another great exercise that targets your thigh area and helps your butts getting stronger.

How To Do It?

  • Begin with standing in a position where your feet are in a hip apart distance.
  • Then step your right leg forward ad lower down in a lunge.
  • Press through the heel of the right leg when you want to stand up and get in a neutral position.
  • Switch your legs and repeat the exercise.

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Donkey Kicks

donkey kicks for glutes

Donkey kicks are great for toning and improving the stability of your butt and thigh area.

How To Do It?

  • Get in a position where your palms and knees are on the floor.
  • Stick out your glutes area and place your palms under the shoulder.
  • Keep your back straight and flat.
  • Engage your core and abdominal muscles and slowly lift your right leg.
  • Your knees should be bending and your foot facing the ceiling up to 90 degrees.
  • Do this in a kicking motion where your back forms a little arch
  • Return to the starting position and then repeat for 10 times
  • Now switch the legs and do the exercise again.

We hope you found this 5 min leg workout useful. Stay tuned to Herzindagi for more such stories.