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Best workouts exercises to get your body toned for summer

Best workouts exercises to get your body toned for summer

Summer is just around the corner! And if your body is not yet prepared to wear a bathing suit, don’t panic! We will give you 7 exercises to get a slim, toned, beach-ready physique.

Training is good, but the exercises you choose and the way you are doing them can have a big impact on your body shape. It’s not worth doing complicated exercises: the basic ones are recognized as the best. And if your goal is to tone up and slim down, we recommend not to use heavy weight and to do quick reps exercises.

 

  • Push-ups

 

push ups

Push-ups allow you to tone your body from the waist up (upper body). It will help you build strong arms and shoulders while you are working abs and the core.

 

  • Planks and side planks

 

Side planks

These workouts exercises are ideal to build a tight core without injuring the spine because you are more stabilized. And if you feel comfortable with regular planks, you can try the dynamic version by moving one elbow or one foot.

 

  • Jump squat and split squat jump

Jump squat

 

According to some studies, doing explosive movements such as jumping is great for burning fat.

For the jump squat, bend down like you’re sitting in a chair (just like a normal squat) and then burst up into the air.

For the split squat jump, when you jump up, switch over to the other leg. Do it for 30 seconds and then rest for 30 seconds. Again and again.

 

  • Burpees

 

Burpees

Your favorite jumping movement, very effective to burn the body fat surrounding the dormant muscles!

 

  • Pulls-up

 

The pull-up is a nearly full body workout. Obviously, it focuses more on your arms and shoulders but you will need your abs and your pelvis to really lift up your body.

 

  • Chin-up

 

If you want to build strength, you can also try the chin-up by pulling your chin above the bar with your palms facing toward you. Hold the position as long as you can!

 

  • Bar hang

 

If the two previous workouts exercises are too difficult, you can simply hang from the bar a few times a day (if you have a bar at home).

For each of the 7 exercises, altern 30 seconds workout and 30 seconds break. If it is too easy, 40 seconds on and 20 seconds off.

 

Workout from home: all you need

workout from home

Getting into fitness is not cheap! From the underwear to the new shoes, you also have to add the price of your gym membership each month! But what if you could lower the price of being fit by creating your own gym at home? Here are some regular home items that you can use to engage every muscle you’ve got.

Instead of a mat, use a towel or a carpet

Grab the biggest towels of your bathroom and you have your mat! In addition, unlike the mat, you can soak up your sweat by washing the towel after your workout!  

Instead of a bench, use a chair

Even if it is less stable, chairs are good tools to exercise at home. You just need to push the back of a chair against the wall and you are all set to do some step ups, plank knee cross, tricep dips, standing side crunch, incline push-ups, and much more! If you think that the chair is too risky for you, you can also use the stairs instead!

Instead of dumbbells, use water bottles

Dumbbells are easily replaceable! You can use bottles of water, cans of soup, large carton of milky, anything in your house! Use the lighter objects to do micromovements with a lot of repetitions such as the dumbbell clean, the farmers’ falk, bent-over row, the bench press,…

You can use the heavier items as a kettlebell for overhead squats, Turkish get-up, single arm presses, lunge presses, Russian twist, weighted reaches and weighted hip raises!

Use your body

Who says it was compulsory to work out with weights? You can totally use the weight of your own body to do endless exercises such as planks, squats, burpees, crunches, leg raises, Russian twists,…

Use the wall

Did you know that wall sits are recognized as the most effective body exercises to tone and tighten the butt, the belly, the legs or the triceps? Here is a total-body against the wall workout: wall push-ups, sprints, wall plank, outer-thigh toner, hamstring blasters, single-legged wall squats.

Now, you are ready to work out everywhere!