Summer is just around the corner! So there’s a lot of buzz about getting that perfect summer body. If you haven’t already started to think about it, I’m sure you soon will! To help you get your summer bod, I’ve created this 7 minute beach body workout that you can do anywhere. This beach body workout combines both strength and cardio to help you get the most out of your time.
So, let’s get it going!
How it works:
For this workout you’re going to use your timer (cell phone) and set it so that you do each exercise for 1 minute (total 7 minutes, then repeat!!).
What you’ll need:
- Water bottle
- Stop watch
Minute 1: March or jog in place
Minute 2: High knees or continue to march
Ok… let’s get going!
Exercise 1: Sumo Squat
Squats are a great way to start the workout, because it gets your glutes active (i.e. metabolism revved) and also helps you to warm up. This squat is different than the traditional squat, and is
Exercise 2: Plank
Plank is a classic move that most of us don’t do often enough. This is a basic plank either on hands or forearms.
Exercise 3: Glute busters
Love me some great glute-action (most of us don’t get enough of this). You can do this with both feet on the ground or you can do the exercise as pictured- one side for 30 seconds then switch.
Exercise 4: Commandos
I love this move. It’s an alternating up-down, from plank on your hands to plank on your forearms, one arm at a time. Feel free to use your knees if needed!
Exercise 5: Reverse lunge with twist
This is a classic reverse lunge with a twist- so twist in the direction of the bent knee, squeeze your glute the process! (One side for 30 seconds, the second side for the second 30)
Exercise 6: Pushup with hand-lift
For this exercise, do a pushup (on your knees is fine!), put your whole body on the ground then lift your hands, then push yourself up and repeat.
Exercise 7: Plyo-Mountain climbers
This exercise is basically mountain climbers, but high-speed. You’re jumping between (see above). You can also do traditional mountain climbers here instead.
Repeat 2 more times!
Don’t forget this important part of the workout!