Summer isn’t over yet! This means more hours in a bikini to come. Here are the five best exercises for staying beach-bunny beautiful through Labor Day weekend.

1. Squat and jump

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart
  • Squat as you keep your knees behind your toes
  • Put your hands on the ground
  • Kick your feet back
  • Move into a push-up position, arms straight
  • Lower your chest to the ground by bending your elbows
  • Straighten your arms as you jump into a squatting position
  • Leap as high as you can as you reach your arms upward
  • Land gently with your knees slightly bent
  • Repeat the sequence as many times as you can for one minute

2. Mountain climber

  • Assume a push-up position: arms straight and hands directly under your shoulders
  • Walk your feet forward, staggering them so your right knee is bent under your chest and your left foot is behind you with your knee slightly bent
  • Push powerfully into your legs
  • Switch position by bringing your left knee in and extending your right leg
  • Alternate legs
  • Repeat for one minute

3. Toe-touch kick

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands overhead
  • Lace your fingers
  • Do a high forward kick with your right leg
  • Bring your hands down to meet your toes
  • Repeat this sequence with your left leg
  • Alternate this way for one minute

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4. Shadowboxing

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart
  • Make fists as you bend your elbows
  • Bring your fists before your face in a boxer’s pose
  • Keep your elbows close to your body
  • Punch straight out in front of you with your left fist, then your right
  • Curve up to hit low
  • Hook punch by curving to the side
  • Mix your punches and keep moving
  • Move your head and shoulders back and forth as if you were dodging punches
  • Keep your knees bent
  • Shift your weight as you bounce on the bottoms of your feet
  • Continue for one minute

5. V-Up

  • Lie on your back
  • Extend your arms overhead
  • Flex your feet
  • Rest your heels on a wall or your calves on a bench
  • Situate your legs 45 degrees to the ground
  • Tuck your chin to your chest
  • Engage your abs
  • Bring your arms forward as you try to touch your toes
  • Return slowly to your starting position
  • Do 12 reps

Reach the beach

The key to a hot bod is surprisingly easy. You just have to believe you have what it takes to be the best you can be.

References

  1. "Bikini Body Workouts," Fitness, August 23, 2014.
  2. "Get a Bikini Body That Rocks in 3 Weeks: Training Plan," Women's Health, May 4, 2012.
  3. "Keep Your Bikini Body Workout," Shape, January 1, 2017.
  4. "The 28-Day Bikini Workout Plan," Muscle & Fitness, April 26, 2016.

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