The beginning of summer we are motivated to eat healthy, workout daily, and achieve our “ideal summer body.” However, we often drift away from our fitness goals from fear of not knowing where to begin. The days of fear are behind us! Below is an easy workout guide and tips to help reach your summer fitness goals.
These six workouts can be done anywhere, anytime. Working out isn’t restricted to only the gym; these workouts can be done outside, at home, or in your hotel room on vacation! Summer is a time of traveling, but shouldn’t stand in your way of a healthy, fit, lifestyle.
Here is the Six-Step Workout Guide
Exercise 1—30 squats, three sets
To ensure you don’t hurt your knees, stand with your feet slightly wider than your hips, pushing the weight into your heels to relieve any pressure on your knees. Make sure you squat at a 90-degree angle 30 times, take a small break in between each set and repeat twice more for best results.
To achieve best results for this exercise, when holding this position place your hands directly under your shoulders, toes on the ground squeezing your glutes and engaging your core. Hold this position for 60 seconds. For a more challenging workout try side planks on each side as well!
Exercise 3—15 lunges on each leg, three sets
Lunges are a great way to tone the front and backs of your legs, however, often people don’t do them correctly. While lunging you want to keep your body straight, core engaged, step forward with one leg, and bend until both legs reach a 90-degree angle with your weight in your heels.
Exercise 4—15 push-ups, three sets
Often we fear the words “push-up,” but it’s a great exercise to target your entire body at once. Can also be done on your knees or toes as long as you complete three sets of 15 push-ups.
Exercise 5—15 glute bridges, three sets
Glute bridges are a great way to tone your core without having to do a sit up. In this position you want to lie face up to the floor, knees bent, palms pushing down on the ground and hips pushing up into the air squeezing your glutes at the top. Do 15 reps of glute bridges three times for best results.
Exercise 6—30 scissor kicks, three sets
Scissor kicks are a great exercise to reduce belly fat and tone up. The constant movement of leg motion burns calories up fast. Do 30 reps take a 30 second break, then keep going to get your dream tummy.
Starting your workout journey can be tough, and scary at first, but with the guidance of this workout guide your confidence will grow in no time!
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