Thursday, May 9, 2013

4 Must-Do Beach Body Exercises!

So, it’s been getting hotter and hotter as you all may have noticed. This can only mean two things: possible heat stroke and the return of bikini season. This post will provide some beach body exercises (most of which you can do at home!) so that you’re feeling a bit tighter when you rock your swimsuit. Remember, this beach body exercises will not make you bulky or manly looking. They will give you a nice shapely figure.

First thing’s first. A nice firm butt! You will achieve this with a single leg bridge. This beach body exercise will work your glutes and hamstrings. Trust me, you will feel the burn. The fact that you’re doing one leg at a time gives an additional challenge. If you don’t have a bosu, you can prop your foot up on the couch or something sturdy. Simply place one foot on the bosu (or whatever) and keep the other foot straight up in the air. Then, you’ll lift your body and focus all your energy on the leg that’s down. Once you’ve bridged up all the way, squeeze your glutes! Squeeze! And that’s rep #1. Aim for 20 reps each leg. If you can do more, go for it. You will only benefit. Do 3 sets.

Next up: Squat jumps! You know the drill. Squat down nice and low, keeping the knees at a 90 degree angle, then jump up as high as you can. For this beach body exercise, don’t wait more than 5 seconds between each rep. You need to burst with energy every time! Do 3 sets of 12.

You’re going to love-hate this next exercise: the push up. Yes, we all know what it is, but let me remind you how to do it correctly. Also, you must be wondering “Why should I be doing a push up?”. Well, a push up is mainly a chest muscles exercise. So say goodbye and good riddance to that little chunk of fat right there between your boob and your armpit. Keep your back flat, your butt down, and your abdomen tight. Plus, women’s upper body strength is generally lacking, so do your self a favor and do this beach body exercise today. Do 3 sets of 10.

Abs. Were you ladies waiting for me to say it? I’m going to recommend bicycle abs because it accounts for the obliques. Put your hands behind your head and reach your elbow to touch your opposite knee. Keep alternating for one full minute.

Get a jump start to your bikini physique and do these beach body exercises at home!

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