Monday, 23 February 2015

Beach Body Workout

Summer isn't far away and let's face it, we cannot flaunt our winter body on the beach now can we? For those who work out regularly, you got nothing to worry about but some couch potatoes who like snuggling in their blankies during winter break; now need to look lean and mean. Follow this routine to achieve that beach bod. 

Perform each exercise for 30 seconds unless reps are noted.

1. Quick Jumping Jacks


2. Windmills

Stand with a wide foot position and arms extended at shoulder height. Reach your right arm across your body touching your left toe. Return to starting position and alternate.


3. Butt kicks


4. High knees


5. Overhead squats to march

With both arms straight above head, drive hips back and lower tailbone toward the ground. After reaching maximum range of motion drive the hips forward and upward. As you return back to standing position kick your right leg upward and bring your left hand across your body to meet your right foot. Alternate for 30 seconds.


6. Reverse lunge with arm raise (Hip flexor stretch)

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Step right foot back into lunge position while raising both arms overhead and leaning back. Return to standing position and repeat on the same side for five repetitions and repeat on the opposite side.

7. Spider Steps 

In pushup position, place your right foot two inches outside of your right hand, driving your hips forward. Return back to pushup position and repeat on the other side. Alternate for 30 seconds.


8. T Pushups

In pushup position, lower your chest down toward the ground keeping your core engaged and your back flat. Pressing your hands into the floor lift your chest upward. When returning to pushup position rotate your right hand upward while pivoting your feet left until both heels touch the ground. Place hand back down and alternate sides for 30 seconds.


The only rest is going from one exercise to the other. Complete 1A, 2A, 3A three times before proceeding to the second circuit.


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