Our brilliant, resident personal trainer, Riss from Larissa Beer Personal Training, has some great advice regarding getting your best body ready for summer.
Hi again Nesters!
Summer is fast approaching and will be here before you know it!
Soon will be the time to shed your clothes, put on your swimmers, and hit the beach.
People always come to me around this time of the year and ask “how can I get into shape for summer?”, the answer: “You need to start NOW!!”
The weather is already starting to warm up and the days are getting longer so the motivation to get off the couch will be greater (there goes all the good excuses for not not exercising).
I’m going to give you a program you can do at home, outside in the park, in the gym or basically wherever you like to workout. I call it Operation Bikini Body (you will need a set of dumbells for this workout unless you lift on a regular basis I would go no heavier than 2kg)
Step 1: Jog on the spot
Step 2: Deep squats
Step 3: Star jumps
Step 4: Walking plank (get into a plank position on your elbows then come up onto your hands and back to your elbows alternate this action for 1 minute)
Step 5: Jump squats
Step 6: Deep alternating lunges
Step 7: High knees
Step 8: Squat with shoulder press ( hold dumbells in each hand and bring arms out in front so the elbow and shoulder create a ninety degree angle as squat down as you come up from the squat raise arms straight in the air performing the shoulder press)
Step 9: Mountain climbers
Step 10: Lunge with bicep curl left leg
Step 11: Lunge with bicep curl right leg
Step 12: Burpees
Step 13: Reverse crunch
Step 14: Bridge with a chest press (lie on ground raise bottom off the ground getting into a bridge position, hold this position whilst performing a regular dumbbell chest press)
Step 15: Twist (this is my favourite! Go old school daggy dancing and do the twist…its great for cardio and the core)
Step 16: Bicycle crunch
Do each exercise for 1 minute then repeat circuit.
Of course, make sure you speak to your doctor before starting any new health regime.
As always, if you have any health or fitness questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy health Nesters!