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How to Get Your Best Beach Body in a Month

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How to Get Your Best Beach Body in a Month

Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s almost swimsuit season! If you don’t have your beach body quite where you want it (i.e. still carrying that ‘winter coat’), there is a solution! It doesn’t involve any equipment or expensive gym memberships. Oh, and it will take you less than 25 minutes a day!

The solution: HIIT training

High intensity interval training is a short workout alternating between bursts of really hard work followed by active recovery or rest. It has been shown to be more effective than longer sessions at the gym, and even burns calories after the workout is over. HIIT training combines strength training with endurance, and I have found it is the best way to slim down and tone up!

Circuit 1 (Repeat 2x = 12 minutes)

Do each exercise for 30 seconds and rest for 30 seconds. As your endurance improves, increase your exercise time to 45 seconds, resting 15 seconds.

Butt kicks

Jump squats

Modified push ups

Mountain climbers

Bicycle crunches

Jumping lunges

 

Circuit 2 (Repeat 2x = 12 minutes)

Do each exercise for 30 seconds and rest for 30 seconds. As your endurance improves, increase your exercise time to 45 seconds, resting 15 seconds.

High knees

Burpees

Side lunges

Jumping jacks

V-sits

Plank ups

 

Circuit 3  (Repeat 2x = 12 minutes)

Lateral plank walks 45 sec

Plank 15 sec

Rest 1 minute

Plank jacks 45 sec

Plank 15 sec

Rest 1 minute

Mountain climbers 45 sec

Side plank 15 sec

Rest 1 minute

 

Pick 2 circuits for your workout. This will make your workout 24 minutes. For instance you can do Circuit 1 + Circuit 2 or Circuit 3 + Circuit 1.  You get the idea.

Workout Schedule

 

Week 1 + 3

Monday – Strength Training

Tuesday – HIIT

Wednesday – Strength Training

Thursday – HIIT

Friday – Strength Training

 

Week 2 + 4

Monday – HIIT

Tuesday – Strength Training

Wednesday – HIIT

Thursday – Strength Training

Friday – HIIT

Here are some examples of strength training sessions that can be done almost anywhere. Try to incorporate an upper body workout at least once a week with full body and lower body workouts the rest of the week.

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  1. Thanks for this lYnzy! There are some great tabata (hiit) music mIxes on you tube tHat count oUt the 30’seconds on 10 seConds Of rest for YoU. Makes it sooo much easier than using yoUr watch or phone as a timer 🙂