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Bikini Body Exercises to Keep you Fit and Fabulous this Summer

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These Bikini Body Exercises are Sure to Whip You into Shape by Labor Day.

Beach season has just arrived so it’s time to get that body of yours into shape. As if a set of rock hard abs weren’t enough incentive to get you up, the thought of the fabulous holiday dresses way beyond the horizon ought to do the trick. There are a number of Bikini Body Exercises to partake in to shed those pounds just in time for the fun ahead. An evening jog around the block may be your routine option for adequate exercise, but hotter-than-hot weather is hardly ideal for frolicking outdoors, and between hectic work and social schedules, who’s got ample time for the gym? Perform a high-powered workout in the comfort of your own home to beat the barrage of pounds normally packed on vacations.

 

When it comes to indoor workouts, opt for one that’s both effective and efficient. Not everyone enjoys the mundane movement of the treadmill. Luckily, there are a number of more exciting options to give your heart the proper pumpin’ it needs. High intensity interval training (HIIT) is scientifically proven to be more effective than your run-of-the-treadmill cardio. Even better? These rigorous routines require only a fraction of the time as regular gym sessions – so you can sneak in that last episode of Scandal before bedtime. When performed correctly, HIIT workouts can improve your overall athletic performance and glucose metabolism, aid in optimal fat burning and improve overall cardiovascular health.

 

HIITs aren’t effective if they aren’t intense. Rest periods should not exceed 30 seconds, so don’t get too comfortable with the pause. You may also have to build up lung capacity and endurance in order to complete this workout straight-thru, so don’t be discouraged if you find yourself out of breath. Set your sights on completing this high intensity workout twice a week with at least one day of rest in between sessions. While a 20-minute workout may be presumed weak, HIITs can burn 500-600 calories, conjuring up major sweat. All of the benefits in one-fifth of the time – this routine is guaranteed to change your outlook on exercise.

 

 

Day 1

Begin your work out with a 45 second warm-up and perform in three intervals.

  • Jog in Place: 45 seconds (warm-up)
  • Jumping Jacks: 45 seconds
  • Walk or Jog in Place: 30 seconds (rest time)
  • Squat Upper-Cuts: 45 seconds
  • Walk or Jog in Place: 30 seconds (rest time)
  • Basketball Jump-Shots: 45 seconds
  • Walk or Jog in Place: 30 seconds (rest time)
  • Power Squats: 45 seconds
  • Walk or Jog in Place: 30 seconds (rest time)
  • Mountain Climbers: 45 seconds
  • Walk or Jog in Place: 30 seconds (rest time)

Day 2

Begin with a 45 second warm-up and perform in three intervals.

  • Jog in Place: 45 seconds (warm-up)
  • High Knees: 45 seconds
  • Walk or Jog in Place: 30 seconds (rest time)
  • Jump Over the Towel: 45 seconds
  • Walk or Jog in Place: 30 seconds (rest time)
  • Run Around the Towel: 45 seconds
  • Walk or Jog in Place: 30 seconds (rest time)
  • Squat Speed Bag: 45 seconds
  • Walk or Jog in Place: 30 seconds (rest time)
  • Mummy Twists: 45 seconds
  • Walk or Jog in Place: 30 seconds (rest time)

 

Which are your favorite bikini body exercises? Let us know in the comments below!

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