How to Get Summer Ready from Home (for Beginners)

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How to Get Summer Ready from Home (for Beginners)

How to Get Summer Ready from Home (for Beginners) 

Everywhere you go, someone or something is reminding you to go to the gym. There are online articles, social media posts, flyers for gyms, and more all telling you to get off the couch and get moving. However, that is much easier said than done. We know that life is busy and getting to the gym can be difficult and that often keeps you from working out. The good news is that you do not need a gym to get in great shape!

Working out from home is both efficient and cost-effective. You just need to be willing to put in the effort and have a little fun when you work out. To make your workouts more effective, you may want to purchase a few small pieces of workout equipment.

If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to working out at home, we’ve got you covered. Here is a workout that focuses on both cardio and strength training to help you burn calories and told your muscle.


Exercise 1: Skip Rope

Skip rope for 10 minutes to warm up. This is a great exercise for getting your heart rate up and toning your calves. Skipping rope can burn 10+ calories per minute.  

Exercise 2: Ab Roll Outs

One of the best ways to work your abs is to use an ab roller. Begin on your knees with your hands on the roller and extend your body out as far as you can go. Come back in with control. I would recommend starting with 5 sets of 15.

          Bonus: If you want to push yourself, combine it with the rope. Skip for 3 minutes and then go and do your set of Ab Roller. Take a 2-minute break and do it four more times for a total of 5 times.  Doing this you can burn somewhere around 300 calories.  Trust me, that is a lot. 

 

Exercise 3: Squats

Squats are great for your glutes, hamstrings, and quads. For a better workout, use a thigh resistance band to up the intensity. Place it around your thighs or below your knees. Do 3 sets of 10.

 

 

Exercise 4: Shoulder Raise

Shoulder raises will give you the toned shoulders you want when wearing sleeveless shirts and bathing suits this summer. You’ll need a resistance band to do this exercise. Make sure the band is light enough that you can raise and lower your arms with control. Do 3 sets of 8 – 10 of these.

 

Exercise 5: Skip Rope

1 -2 minutes of skipping rope will get your heart rate back up and help you burn more fat!

 

Exercise 6: Leg Extensions

You get a break by doing this move laying down and it works your outer thighs! Lay on your side and place the thigh resistance band above your ankles. Lift one leg for 10-15 reps and switch to the other leg. Do this for 3 - 5 sets. 

 

Exercise 7: Bicep Curls

Having toned and fit arms is great all year round, but especially in the summer. Step on the resistance band and place the handles in your hand with your palms facing out. Bend your arms at the elbow and bring your wrists up. Slowly bring them back down. Do 3 - 5 sets of 10 - 15.

 

Exercise 8: Plank
Hold a plank for one minute. The plank works your entire body and is great for both your back and core. You can either hold a high plank on your hands or come to your forearms for a lower plank. Don’t let your hips go too high or sag down.

Bonus: End with another 1- 2 minutes of skip rope to burn a few more calories and boost your metabolism.

 If you do this 3 to 5 times per week you can lose weight while toning up. You do have to be consistent to see results. At first, results may seem like they will never come and you will want to give up but if you stick to it you will eventually see results. Never give up

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