5 Minute Effective Workouts For Side Fat and Belly Pooch

By on October 16, 2018

A five minute workout that replaces one hour in the gym. An exhausting workout in the gym doesn’t suit everyone and let’s be honest, sometimes we have no time for it. However, this is not an exercise to avoid exercise. Quick interval training is really effective due to its high pace. A large number of calories is burnt in a short period.

Let’s try these five simple exercises that will take you just 5 minutes.

Exercise number one: Squat

Place your feet shoulder-width apart or slightly wider. Start crouching down pulling the pelvis back as if you want to sit on a chair. Crouch as low as possible keeping your back straight. Return to the initial position, straining the leg and butt muscles. You need to repeat this simple exercise for only 60 seconds.

Losing weight in such problem areas as the legs, buttocks and belly is probably the most prevalent issue in fitness. The beginner level exercises like squats are pretty effective and beneficial. If you perform this exercise regularly every day, your whole body will transform within a month. For this easy exercise you don’t need special equipment or gym membership. You can perform it just about anywhere.

Exercise number two: push-ups

Take the plank position with your arms straight, your hands should be shoulder width apart and knees shoulders and feet are in one line. Slowly start lowering your body bending your arms and keeping elbows close to your body. Return to the initial position for a start. You should perform the exercise for at least 30 seconds.

This exercise greatly works the pectoral muscles and triceps. If you’re new to push-ups, begin by doing them on your knees or while resting against a chair or sofa.

Exercise three: Mountain Climber

The starting position is the same as in the previous exercise. Tense your abs, lift the right leg and pull it to your chest. Your back and hips must be stiff. Go back to the initial position and do the same for the left leg. This exercise takes about 30 seconds. Take your time and watch your posture.

This exercise will strengthen your stomach muscles and help you burn calories. Don’t push yourself too hard if you feel exhausted. Pause the exercise and take a break.


Exercise number four: Lunges

Place your feet shoulder-width apart and hands at the waist. Take a big step forward with your left foot. The left should form at a right angle and the right knee should almost touch the floor. Go back to the starting position with a push from the forward leg. Repeat the exercise with your right leg. This exercise requires only one minute.

When doing this exercise it’s very important to keep your back straight.


Exercise number five: Jumps

Place your arms beside your body. Jump up while spreading your legs to the sides and raising your arms above your head. Go to the initial position with a quick jump. 45 seconds is enough for this exercise. Take the initial position relax your shoulder and neck.

This exercise called jumping jacks forms a part of military training in the USA as it improves physical and aerobic endurance. If you feel your muscles burn that means you’re doing it right. keep jumping for the remaining time. The workout should make you feel energized but not exhausted so don’t overdo it.

Rotating Single-Leg Plank

Reps: On each side of your body. As many as you can in 30 seconds.

Start the workout in an elbow plank with your left leg extended to full length behind your hip and abs engaged. In this position, shift your weight onto your right arm. Now gradually rotate your torso to the left while keeping the left leg lifted, giving you are complete side plank position. Without lowering the left leg, hold in this position for 1 count then rotate back to elbow plank. Do this as many as you can in 30 seconds, repeat the same with the other side.


Reps: As many as possible in 60 seconds

Lie face down with your arms and legs extended to full length, make sure your body forms a large ‘X’. While you extend spine, lift your chest and thighs above ground, leaving your legs and arms hovering.

Try to reach your right arm and left leg towards the ceiling at the same time maintaining the extension and steadiness in the torso. Switch sides as quickly as you can (as if swimming). Do as many repetitions as you can in a 60 seconds duration.

Here’s a summary of the workout that might be handy for you.

Squats: 60 seconds.
Push-ups: 30 seconds
Mountain climber: 30 seconds
Lunges: 60 seconds
Jumps: 45 seconds
Rotating Single-Leg Plank: 30 seconds
Swimmer: 60 seconds

keep performing this set of exercises everyday at home or in your backyard and your body will transform within a month. You’ve already taken the first step toward your dream body. Have you ever tried these exercises before? how do they work for you? share your experience in the comments below so that others may get help.


  1. Aly

    January 13, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    You have GOT TO BE KIDDING ME W THIS BULLSHIT. You should be fucking ashamed of the flat out lies you’re telling these women. As a personal trainer I see firsthand how long SUSTAINABLE weight loss takes women- especially if they have the “pooch”- that’s a kids/ hormonal issue & cannont be resolved w 5 min A day for 30 days. When this can’t be achieved (bc onviously it cant be) women get EVEN more insecure and set back. Tell them the damn truth for once instead of this bullshit.

    • Connie

      January 13, 2019 at 5:52 pm

      Aly to be honest i tried this routine workout with a balanced diet and it really helped me beyond my expectations. Your points as a personal trainer may have their own value but i don’t care, this was helpful for me.

    • Sue

      January 23, 2019 at 10:48 am

      The language, really? There has to be a better way for you to express yourself on here @ALY

      • Nicky

        January 24, 2019 at 4:06 pm


    • Hannah

      January 23, 2019 at 4:55 pm

      you seem like a fun trainer.. must have lost a lot of clients to this post to feel so passionate.

      • Lisa

        January 27, 2019 at 5:09 pm

        Lmao @ Hannah!

    • Sparkles

      January 31, 2019 at 11:36 pm


    • jenna

      February 1, 2019 at 3:41 pm

      did you have your coffee yet?

    • Jo Proctor

      February 2, 2019 at 4:23 pm

      Even though I am “a big girl” I’ve noticed
      “PLANKS” and plank like exercises build stronger core muscle, (that’s why boxers and other athletes do them) but
      I’m always open to learning new things,
      What do you suggest?

  2. Claudio

    January 23, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    I am on this workout routine for the second week now. Seems like things are changing pretty positively. Did anybody else try as well. Why someone should give such a negative response for a workout. I think all workouts are good.

  3. KT

    January 25, 2019 at 2:10 am

    Sure, maybe this regimen won’t yield the exact results depicted in the photo but I’m sure that doing this for 5mins every day instead of sitting on the couch the whole evening – will do something for the person even if it just lifts their spirits. I did the whole30 two years ago and lost 20pounds without exercise- but the next person could gain weight on the same meal plan. Everyone is different. Don’t recommend it to your clients if you don’t think it’s gonna work. Simple as that.

  4. BarbiAnne

    January 25, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Agreed KT!!! Any physical activity is better than NO physical activity at all and for some doing this for for 5-10minutes /day may be all it takes to get them motivated… because once they see a result regardless of how small or large it may be IT”S PROGRESS and sometimes progress may not show up on the scale but if you move your body everyday w/ repetition and routine the body will change and the inches will will become smaller.
    Personally think that Aly needs an attitude adjustment and I wouldn’t want her as my Personal Trainer w/an attitude like that … People who have weight to lose want people to be positive, encouraging not negative and say or tell you that “this won’t work or It’s your hormones” gimme a break!! and I have news for you Ms. Aly .. Not every woman who has children ends up with a “Pooch” … I’ve had 5 children ( all naturally born) and have NEVER had pooch!
    I eat well but I don’t eat any kind of red meat at all, I admittedly have a sweet-tooth and LOVE gooey desserts & ice cream which I eat one or the other everyday. I walk an hr. a day, ride my bike 6o miles on the weekends and do yoga 3 times a week and I’m 53 yrs old .. and I’ve had 3 knee replacements on my Rt. knee, a hip replacement on my Rt. a bar inserted in my spine and a and spinal cage placed on my on my spine and a pain pump in my belly all to to an MVA , so by rights I should be in a wheelchair and be over 200lbs, but I started w/ small movements and exercises to learn how to move and walk again and if my PT had an attitude like yours, I would be in that wheelchair …

    • Zainab

      January 25, 2019 at 9:38 am

      Some amazing writing Barbi! I wish you the same healthy and positive life throughout. I personally think that, what makes people mentally skinny and physically overweight is their attitude. Thinking of a 5 minute workout everyday as a threat to health is something that i couldn’t comprehend TBH.

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