With such great warm weather, crowds will be gathering at pools, lakes, and beaches across the country. And while it’s nice to lay out and get a tan or surf the waves, it’s even better when you can show off a toned summer body. Who doesn’t want tight abs and toned thighs?Whether you want to drop weight, lose inches, or just tone up, now’s the perfect season to make it happen and show off your hard work! It starts with the right diet and exercise routine. Avoid sugary drinks, fast food, and greasy snacks. Every time you feel the urge to reach for that bag of chips, instead try a few moves from this month-long summer body workout routine!
The Foundation (Week 1)
Every workout starts somewhere, and sometimes it’s difficult to accept that starting point. But the more willing you are to acknowledge the reality, the more earth-shattering your results will be! So take the time in the first week to gauge your limits. When you do so, you’ll be able to set effective (and not impossible) goals.
Cardio should be at the center of your workout foundation. Schedule cardio twice each day, six days per week. During one session, simply walk at a brisk pace for 30 minutes. In the other, challenge yourself to get your heart going in another way for 45 minutes.
Here are a few great options for summer cardio:
The Escalation (Weeks 2-4)
Now that you’ve developed a solid cardio workout routine, add in some weight training. Skeptical? Many new trainees start out questioning how effective weight training is as compared to cardio. However, by the end of the second week they see a noticeable difference in muscle tone and inches. The secret is that weight training involves both movement and high intensity.
Taking this into account, trade out 3-4 of your cardio workouts with weight or interval training. Focus on the muscle groups you’d like to see more defined. During each 45 minute weight training session, do enough reps that your muscle groups become fatigued - but don’t push beyond!
By the end of the month, you’ll begin to see the first signs of your summer body! Not to mention that you’ll be more energized and sleep better. For optimal results, continue this workout routine into the months to come.
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