25 Quick Exercises To Try When You Are Pressed For Time

Life gets busy and we know that. That’s why we came up with 25 quick exercises that anyone can do if you are crunched for time. Please take these exercises at your own pace and listen to your body while executing these quick exercises.

1. Push-ups

This quick exercise is super simple but hits many different muscle groups on your body. While doing this exercise you work your abs, arms, back, shoulders, and thighs. It is a great full-body workout as well as a great time filler if you don’t have long for your workout.

We suggest doing 10 push-ups.

25 Quick Exercises To Try When You Are Pressed For Time

2. Squats

Squats are another quick exercise that hits more than one muscle group. While doing this exercise you work your back, abs, thighs, calves, and even your arms if you hold then out in front of you. If you can’t fit them into your workout routine because you don’t have time, this is a quick exercise you can do while reading or watching tv.

We suggest doing 25 squats.

3. Jumping Jacks

Jumping jacks are a quick exercise that gets your heart rate up. This is also a great cardio exercise you can add into your routine. Jumping jacks are a great way to target your inner thighs as well as your shoulders .

We suggest doing 30 jumping jacks.

25 Quick Exercises To Try When You Are Pressed For Time

4. High Knees

Another great quick exercise are high knees. Like jumping jacks, high knees are a great cardio workout anyone can do. High knees work your abs, legs, and heart muscles. This is a great way to quickly get your heart rate up and work your endurance.

We suggest doing 20 high knees.

5. Mountain Climbers

Mountain climbers are a quick exercise that doubles as a fantastic full-body workout. Mountain climbers work your calves, thighs, abs, shoulders, and arms.

We suggest doing 20 mountain climbers.

6. Hand Release Push-ups

This quick exercise is a great way to build your strength as well as your endurance. This exercise works your upper back, shoulders, abs, and arms.

We suggest doing 15 hand release push-ups.

7. Tricep Dips

Tricep dips are a simple, quick exercise anyone can do anywhere, even at home. Like the name suggests, tricep dips work your triceps, but also can work your abs too.

We suggest doing 10 tricep dips.

8. 20 Minute Walk

Walking is a great way to get your rate heart going and your blood flowing and if you are pressed for time a great all-around workout.

We suggest walking about 20 minutes if you have enough time.

25 Quick Exercises To Try When You Are Pressed For Time

9. 15 Minute Jog

Like walking, jogging is a great quick exercise that gets your heart rate up and your blood flowing. It too is a great full-body workout and can be squeezed in over your lunch hour.

We suggest starting off jogging for 15 minutes.

25 Quick Exercises To Try When You Are Pressed For Time

10. Crunches/Sit-ups

Crunches and Sit-ups are the most basic ab exercise, but they work. Not only that but they can be done in a short amount of time too.

We suggest doing 30 crunches or 15 sit-ups.

11. Lunges

Lunges are another quick exercise that works your thighs, hamstrings, calves, and abs. If you add weights it can even work your arms too!

We suggest doing 15 lunges on each side.

25 Quick Exercises To Try When You Are Pressed For Time

12. Side Lunges

Like lunges, side lunges target your legs, but this variation has a target on your inner thighs. You can use weights for this but it will work your body all the same without the weight.

We suggest doing 15 lunges on each side.

13. Plank

A plank is another one of the quick exercises that work most of your body. Planks work your shoulders, back, abs, and legs.

We suggest holding a plank for 30-45 seconds.

25 Quick Exercises To Try When You Are Pressed For Time

14. Russian Twists

Russian twists is one of the quick exercises that target the sides of your abs as well as the middle and lower areas. If you want to challenge yourself with this quick exercise, add weight.

We suggest doing 25 Russian twists.

25 Quick Exercises To Try When You Are Pressed For Time

15. Wall Sit

Wall sits is a quick exercise to really turn up the intensity. Wall sits work your abs, legs, thighs, and your mental strength.

We suggest doing a wall sit for 30-45 seconds.

25 Quick Exercises To Try When You Are Pressed For Time

16. Leg Lifts

Leg lifts is the best quick exercise to target your lower abdomen. Just lay down and bring your legs up and down. Really engage your core here!

We suggest doing 20 leg lifts.

17. Single-Leg Squat

Single-leg squats are on the higher end for taking up a bit more time but they are also a fairly quick exercise to incorporate into your routine. It’s a great way to not only strengthen your legs but also your knees as well.

We suggest doing 10 on each leg.

25 Quick Exercises To Try When You Are Pressed For Time

18. Butt Kicks

Butt kicks are a great quick exercise to get your heart rate up. It also stretches out the front of your thighs too!

We suggest doing 20 butt kicks.

19. Eagles

Eagles are a great quick exercise to target the outside of your arms as well as your shoulders and upper back. You can do these even if you don’t have weights. All you need are a couple books or magazines to hold on to.

We suggest doing 10 eagles.

20. Bicep Curls

Bicep curls are a great quick exercise to work your arms. You choose whatever weight you want, but make sure you can do them at that weight for the entirety of the exercise.

We suggest doing 10 bicep curls.

21. Knee-to-Elbow

This is a low energy, quick exercise, but it definitely works your thighs, hamstrings, abs, and arms. All you have to do is stand upright and bring your arm down and your opposite leg up to meet each other then return to normal position then do the other side.

We suggest doing 10 on each side.

22. Leg Jacks

Leg jacks are a quick exercise that will really work a lot of your body. You start in the plank position and then do jumping jacks with your lower half. It works your abs, legs, shoulders, and arms.

We suggest doing 10 leg jacks.

23. Calf Raises

This quick exercise can be done both inside and out. All you need are some steps! This mainly works your calves, but it will work you so hard.

We suggest doing 20 calf raises on each side.

24. Clams

This is one of the quick exercises to target your inner thighs. It takes maybe 5 minutes to do both sides, but it is worth it! I love this exercise because you can really relax and chill all while still working your thighs.

We suggest doing 20 clams on each side.

25. Spider Lunges

Spider lunges are a super way to work out your inner thighs. It is one of the quick exercises that anyone can incorporate into their workout routine.

We suggest doing 10 spider lunges on each side.

25 Quick Exercises To Try When You Are Pressed For Time

Which of these quick exercises are you excited to incorporate into your next workout? Let us know how it went in the comments below!

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