Summer is on the way, which means fewer clothes! That’s why now, more than ever, you probably want to be in the best shape you can possibly be. Well, we’re here to help you do just that with a fresh new workout to get you ready for the big Summer reveal!

And it doesn’t matter if you live close to the beach or not, you can still sculpt a sexy physique with this full-body workout. So bring yourself, bring your motivation and get ready to kick some booty! And remember, it’s not all about the workout…

1. Remember to Eat Clean

Getting a beach-ready body isn’t just about the workout: if you’re not already eating clean, then you’re definitely not getting the best results you could be getting. Especially when it comes to fat-loss, eating clean is a must! If you haven’t already seen it, we’ve put together a beginners guide to eating clean just to get you started.

Remember, clean eating isn’t about starving yourself, but rather about eating healthy foods and massively reducing the unhealthy ones. In fact, once you’ve cut down on the unhealthy options, you’ll probably find that you’re eating more of the good stuff.

Two simple fat-loss things you can do today are:

  • Replace soda with water.

  • Cut down / cut out sugar.

We put together a guide on how to kick a sugar addiction to make it a little easier for you. It’s tough, but remember if you go without sugar for 3-4 days, the cravings will be 99% gone.

2. Remember the Cardio

When you want to burn fat and get seriously lean and toned, then you’ve got hit that cardio. It doesn’t need to be running or jogging, it can be anything which gets that heart-rate up: jump rope, hill sprints, there are a ton of things you can do.

And it doesn’t need to be low-intensity steady state (e.g. jogging, treadmill), you could try out high-intensity interval training.

If you’re doing low-intensity stead-state cardio, you probably want to aim for 3 – 5 days of 30 – 60 minutes cardio a week.

If you’re doing high-intensity interval training, 3 – 4 days of 20 – 40 minutes cardio per week will probably be enough.

3. Have Fun

Even though most of us want to get lean and toned, to get the six-pack or sculpt those sexy curves, we’ve got to remember to have fun. Look, it doesn’t matter if you feel like you’re miles away from your goals, or if they’re just around the corner, the important thing is that you’re taking action – no matter how small – and that’s something you can be proud of every day.

When we put away our concepts of perfection, of comparing ourselves to others and just get down to having fun and really enjoying what we do, in the unique way we do it, that’s when life becomes much more wonderful.

So remember to have fun with your workouts! And with that, here it is…

Beach-Ready Body Workout

Beach-Ready Body Workout

Type: Full-Body; Bodyweight (Free weights optional)

Arms

Push-ups (any variation) : 4 sets of 8 – 10 reps
Up-downs : 3 sets of 10 – 15 reps
Dips : 4 sets of 8 – 10 reps

Shoulders

Pike Push-up : 4 sets of 8 – 10 reps
Wall Walks : 4 sets of 60 seconds

Back

Pull-ups : 4 sets of 6 – 10 reps
Supermans : 3 sets of 8 reps

Abs

Bicycle Crunches : 3 sets of 20 reps
Leg Pull In : 3 sets of 20 reps

Booty

High Step-up with Knee Raise : 4 sets of 20 reps
Glute Bridges (1-Leg) : 4 sets of 15 reps
Glute Kickbacks : 3 sets of 15 – 20 reps

Legs

Sumo Squats : 4 sets of 15 – 20 reps
Forward Lunges : 4 sets of 15 – 20 reps
Standing Hamstring Curls : 4 sets of 15 – 20 reps

Calves

Standing Calf Raises : 3 sets of 20 – 30 reps

Cardio

Burpees : 4 sets of 60 seconds

Notes:

To make it easier, halve reps and times and work up to it.
To make it harder, add free weights and do the more challenging variations of exercises.

Some exercises have free-weight versions, see exercise videos.

Remember to fit in cardio 3 – 5 days a week, some ideas:

Uphill Walking / Hill Sprints
Stair Runs / One legged Stair Hops (careful!)
Jump Rope
Jogging

Clean eating + strength training + cardio = great results!

Exercise Disclaimer

In the interest of your safety, it is important to check with your physician before beginning any exercise program and to exercise according to your fitness level and capabilities. If you have any questions, please seek the guidance of a health professional.

Exercise Videos

Arms

Push-up

Advanced push-up variations

Up-downs

Dips

Shoulders

Pike Push-up

Wall Walks

Back

Supermans

Pull-ups

Pull-up Alternatives:

Inverted Row

Bent Over Rows (Dumbbell)

Abs

Bicycle Crunches

Leg Pull In

Booty

Glute Bridges

Leg Lift Extensions

High Step-up with Knee Raise

Legs

Sumo Squats

Forward Lunges

Standing Hamstring Curls

Hamstring Curls (Harder)

Calves

Standing Calf Raises

Cardio

Burpees

How was this workout? Let us know in the comment section below!

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