To get your body beach-ready you don’t need to go to a gym, I’m going to show you a number of effective exercises you can do that will help you get in shape for summer and requires nothing but your own body weight.
If you’re looking to get a summer body, I want to start by saying all you need to get a summer body is to have a body (which you do) and for it to be Summer (which it most likely is).
For most Australian’s summer wouldn’t be complete without enjoying the sunshine poolside or at the beach so naturally we want to be feeling and looking our best. The good news is that you can do this without depriving yourself. By eating healthy, nutritionally balanced meals and moving your body every day you will be feeling summer ready in no time! Let’s go through more of my top tips for getting beach ready.
How do I get in shape for summer fast?
With summer fast approaching, the time to accelerate your results is now. My 28ers have heard me say many times before, the best approach to weight loss is a sustainable one that doesn’t take any drastic measures however there are definitely a few things you can implement to help get speed up results. HIIT is a great way to increase your metabolism, but it means you’ll need to get comfortable with getting uncomfortable… for at least 28 minutes a day!
Losing anywhere from half a kilogram to two kilograms a week is healthy which means you could potentially lose up to eight kilograms in a month.
To get in shape for summer fast make HIIT your go-to workout.
How to get in shape for Summer
HIIT is my go to workout when I need to get my heart rate up and burn extra calories I may have consumed. HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) is so effective because it allows you to get more bang for your buck when it comes to working out.
So if you’re really wanting to take your workouts up a notch, give this HIIT fat burner workout a go.
Want to find out more about why HIIT is so effective? Click here
If you’re wanting toned, lean muscles you’ll also want to incorporate some resistance training. This doesn’t mean you need to lift heavy weights, resistance training just refers to involves exercising against some kind of resistance or force which makes your muscles work harder. Click here to learn more about resistance training
Try this easy beach-body workout
Give these seven simple (but effective) beach-ready exercises a go. You can do them anytime, anywhere. To get the fastest results, push yourself, and do as many rounds as you can in 28 minutes!
- WALKING LUNGE (30 SECONDS)
- PULSING SQUATS (60 SECONDS)
- SQUAT JUMP (30 REPS)
- POWER PUSH-UPS (10 REPS EACH, TOP AND BOTTOM)
- SQUAT JUMPS (30 REPS)
- SIDE-PLANK (BOTH SIDES, 60 SECONDS EACH)
- CRAB WALK INTO HIP-BRIDGE (10 REPS)
You don’t need to go to a gym to get results, there are so many exercises you can do that require nothing but body weight. Ramps, stairs and soft sand running are great options to really tone your legs!
What is the best diet to get Summer Body ready?
If you want to lose weight it’s important to keep your portion sizes in check, but that doesn’t mean starving yourself. As you may already know, I don’t believe in quick fixes or extreme diets – there is no magic pill. To get the results you need, you need to fuel your body with natural, quality foods. Make sure protein is a major component of your lunch and dinner but include lots of vegetables too!
Summer-body recipe ideas
Give some of these quick recipes a go and you’ll see how good healthy food can taste and, best of all, you don’t need to be a masterchef to create it!
Chopped Green Chicken Salad
Always remember, diets or workout plans that are too restrictive or too intense will never create sustainable results. Choose a workout and eating plan that will give you the results you want WITHOUT turning your life upside down. And, most importantly, find a program that is enjoyable and easy, so you can maintain your summer body well after the beach weather has come and gone.
My 28 program will help you form healthy habits and in turn, deliver sustainable results. Over 150,000 people have transformed their bodies on my program and now it’s your turn. I would love to work with you too.
Images: From Sam’s adventures with Women’s Fitness with the help of Tegan Martin