This summer maximize your time in the sun by adding a fat blasting, muscle-building beach bodyweight workout to your lounging.
Who needs a gym? Use your body weight and you’ve got a portable workout mechanism no matter where your day takes you. Yes, that includes the beach. To find the perfect beach bodyweight workout, we turned to beachside-based Tel Aviv personal trainer and healthy lifestyle coach, Inna Waissenberg.
Do each of the exercises 12 times (for the lunge, do 12 on each leg) taking as little time between each exercise as possible. After finishing all five moves, rest for 60 to 90 seconds and repeat the whole circuit for a total of three times.
Lunge with Glute Kickback
Lunge your left leg forward until your thigh is parallel to the floor and your knee is directly over the center of your front foot. Next lift your right leg up, squeezing your glutes. Alternate legs. To make this more challenging you can jump up as you lift your back leg up.
Sit back and down into a squat position, making sure that your knees are behind your toes. Immediately jump up, landing in a squat position. To make this more challenging you can alternate rotating 90 degrees to either side midair, landing in a squat position each time.
Pike to Chaturanga
Start in a piked position with your feet as close to your hands as possible. Keeping your core tight and your head facing down, bend your arms and lower your head and body until it grazes the ground.
Start in a high plank position keeping your core tight, your hands firmly planted on the ground and your shoulders over your wrists. Like the motion of a jumping jack, jump your legs wide and then back together. To make this move more challenging you can start in a high plank position and jump your hands and feet out simultaneously.
Plank to Frogger
Start in a plank position keeping your core tight, your hands firmly planted on the ground and your shoulders over your wrists. Jump your feet towards your hands, coming into a deep squat and keeping your hands on the floor. Jump your feet back to a plank.
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