Summer is right around the corner, and what better way to get prepared for it than to workout on the beach. Follow these routines and you will be one of the beach hard bodies that we all envy.
Exercise Length: 30 Seconds
Rounds of Each: 3 Rounds
Rest Time: 30 Seconds between each round of 5 Exercises.
Single-leg bounding: Drive the right knee up and leap off the left leg, pretending you are gliding through the air. Repeat on the other side. Try to get as high as possible.
Plank drag: Set up towels 20 yards apart. Start in a plank position with one towel under your toes. Drag your toes towards your hands by engaging your core, then walk your hands out again so you’re closer to the far towel.
Side shuffle: Shuffle laterally from one towel to the other, facing the same way as you go there and back.
Inchworm push-ups: Hinge at the waist, bend down and walk your hands away from your feet so you’re in a plank position. Do one push-up, walk your feet towards your hands and repeat.
Long jumps: Bend your knees and jump as far as you can towards the other towel! Keep jumping for the whole 30 seconds.
Exercise Length: 20 Seconds
Rounds of Each: 8 Rounds
Rest Time: 10 Seconds between each exercise.
Surfer get-ups: Start on the ground in a low plank position with your hands under your shoulders and your belly touching the sand. Push up from the ground and jump into a squatting position with the right leg in front of the left, as if you’re balancing on a surf board. Remember to squeeze your glutes and engage the core! Return to the original plank position and repeat with your left leg in front of the right for the surf stance.
Lateral plank: Assume a plank position with your hands directly under your shoulders. Take two steps to the right while maintaining a plank, and perform a push-up. Repeat the process by moving back to the left. Perform another push-up and repeat.
Lunge jumps: With the right leg in front of the left, get into a lunge position so your knees are both at 90-degree angles. Use your core and quads to ump straight up, switching your legs in mid-air. Land with your left leg forward, then repeat.
Twisting mountain climbers: In a plank position, bring one knee to the opposite elbow. Quickly switch legs and twist the opposite knee to opposite elbow. Try to have your knee touch your elbow for every rep.