Having a repertoire of home workouts is necessary for days when you don’t feel like going to the gym, and this simple routine is sure to make you feel the burn. It’s a lower body home workout that targets your legs, butt, and abs.
There are a total of seven moves in this workout. Squats are great for your butt and thighs. The reverse lunge with front kick will leave your legs burning. Russian twists and lifts target your abs, working both your lower abs and obliques, while calf raises are good for your calves. And finally, mountain climbers and squat jumps get your heart racing at the same time that they strengthen your core muscles, hamstrings, and quads.
Doing the moves in quick succession without a break means that you force your muscles to work harder for longer, so it’s both a strength workout and a cardio workout. Additionally, you can finish the routine in under 30 minutes, which means it’s ideal when you need a quick workout.
What You’ll Need: (optional) a gym mat or towel to lay on the floor
What to Do: Complete all the exercises in order without rest in between. Rest for 60-90 seconds, then repeat.
Beginners: 2 rounds
Intermediate: 3 rounds
Advanced: 4 rounds
Below, we’ve included videos showing how to perform each move. Having proper form helps prevent injuries and ensures you’re getting the most out of your workout.
1. 30 Mountain Climbers
2. 20 Sumo Squats
3. 10 Reverse Lunges with Front Kicks (on each leg)
4. 40 Russian Twists
5. 10 Squat Jumps
6. 30 Leg Lifts
7. 50 Calf Raises
Reverse Lunges with Front Kick