If you’re looking to tone up and get in tip-top shape before hitting the beach or bar, look no further than this beach body workout. Top trainer Chris Powell and weight-loss expert Christine Gerbstadt came up with this genius workout that’ll target your butt, hips abs and arms in just five moves.
How To Use This Beach Body Workout
Do as many reps of exercise 1 as you can, in one minute. Immediately move on to exercise 2 for one minute. Rest for 15 seconds, then repeat both moves. Rest for 15 seconds, then proceed to exercises 3 and 4. Rest for 15 seconds, then finish with one minute of the turbocharger.
1. Goblet squat
Hold a dumbbell vertically at chest height, both hands cupping the dumbbell head (A). Keeping your chest up and core tight, sit your hips back and bend your knees to lower your body as far as you can towards the floor (B). Pause, then press through your heels to quickly return to start.
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2. Walking lunges
Stand with feet hip-width apart and hands on your hips (A). Step forward with your left leg and slowly lower your body until your left knee is bent at least 90 degrees (B). Pause, then push back up, walk your back foot forward and drop into a lunge. Continue lunging on every step.
3. Leg levers
Lie face-up, arms extended in line with your shoulders and palms facing up. Raise your legs until they’re perpendicular to the floor, knees slightly bent (A). Brace your core, then take three to five seconds to lower your feet as close to the floor as you can (B). Reverse the move to return to start. That’s one rep.
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4. Hamstring bridge
Lie face-up with knees bent and arms at your sides. Next, place your heels on a chair or step (or use a stability ball to make it harder) (A). Squeeze your glutes to raise your hips until your body forms a straight line from shoulders to knees (B). Return to start.
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Hold a pair of dumbbells at shoulder height, palms facing each other, and stand with your feet shoulderwidth apart (A). Sit your hips back to lower your body until your thighs are parallel to the floor (B). In one explosive motion, press through your heels to stand, pushing the weights up directly overhead (C). Then reverse the movement to lower into the next rep.