[ Arms & abs: elevated push-ups ]
[ Arms & back: WLT's ]
With all of the DIY-at-home-workouts available, there’s absolutely no [ I repeat, no ] excuse not to sweat at least once a day. Our trainer, Chris, constantly reiterates that the most effective way to burn the blubber is to stick to old-fashioned, traditional strength training. Considering each of us has completely toned up since working out with him, my butt & I definitely agree with his perspective. Thanks again to my lovely, beautiful workout friends, Elena & Bri, who [ as always ] demonstrated some of our favorite fitness moves!
[ Arms, abs, & legs: burpees ]
[ Arms: pull-ups ]
[ Legs: stair sprints ]
Quick, Easy Workouts [ Beach Optional ]
+ Elevated push-ups: Get into a push-up position, but put your toes on something that is elevated [ a chair works ]. Come down to ninety degrees with the arms and push back up. Keep this out of your neck by holding it at neutral level. Pull your navel into your spine. Pinch your scapula inward. Do 20 reps, 3 sets [ 60 total ].
+ WLT’s: Hinge from the waist, pulling the abs into the spine. Start with your arms in a “W” shape and press back. All the tension is in your back and arms. Hands are in a fist. Do the same motion with arms in an “L” shape. Lastly, repeat by taking the arms straight out to your sides creating a “T” with your body. This strengthens posture. Do 15 reps of each [ W-L-T ], 3 sets [ 45 total of each W-L-T ].
+ Burpees: Stand up, drop into a squat with hands on the ground. Take your feet back in one quick motion, coming into the front plank. Come back to a squat position as quickly as you can. Return to an upright standing position & repeat. Do 20 reps, 3 sets [ 60 total ].
+ Pull-ups: Grip onto a pole. Pull your body upwards. Take all tension out of your neck and shoulders. Transfer it to the arms. Bend your arms to ninety degrees & then extend down. Do 20 reps, 3 sets [ 60 total ].
+ Stair sprints: Run up & down stairs as fast as you can. Do this 2 times, 3 sets [ 6 times total ].
+ Step-ups: Start with stairs & step-up and down switching legs each time. Hands are on the hips. Knees do not come over the toes. This is so simple, yet so effective for butt & thighs! Do 30 reps, 3 sets [ 90 total ].
* Photo credit: Chris Law