I LOVE this time of year! The weather is turning warmer, the days are lighter longer, and spring has definitely sprung (at least in my neighborhood!). With the summer months rapidly approaching, are you ready for swimsuit season? You know what they say – “summer bodies are made in the winter”… thank goodness for all of us I extend that timeline into spring as well! With 8 weeks left before June arrives right now is the perfect time to start slimming down and shaping up for the summer months! But what’s the best way to do it? How can you get your bikini bod in such a short period of time? Luckily for you, I’ve got the answer!
Welcome to Tone-and-Tighten.com’s newest workout series – “Feel The Burn” (both fat and sunshine – every pun intended)! Over the next 8 weeks I’ll present to you a series of workouts you can do to slim down and tone up. These weekly workouts will include cardio and strength training routines – cardio to shred fat and strength to tone muscle. Both are crucial to your success – I’ve got you covered!
So with no further ado – I give you your week one workouts in our “Feel The Burn” workout series!
As I mentioned previously , below you will find 2 different workouts – Cardio and Strength. I want you to alternate performing these workouts and try to do them 2-3 times each (performing each twice would be 4 workouts for the week; 3 times each means 6 workouts a week). I recommend trying to do them one a day and work them into your weekly schedule as possible.
Let’s get to it!
Warm up – 3 minutes
Marching in place, walking up and down the stairs, jumping jacks, or this great 3-minute video! Anything to get the blood moving!
Jumping Jacks – 30 seconds
Mountain Climbers – 30 seconds
Squat Jumps – 30 seconds
Spiderman Planks – 30 seconds
Alternating Toe Taps – 30 seconds
Rest – 30 seconds
Repeat 5 times total for an all-out no-equipment at-home cardio burn session!
Warm up – 3 minutes
Once again – warming up is important! Marching in place, walking up and down the stairs, jumping jacks, or this great 3-minute video! Anything to get the blood moving!
Push Ups – 10 reps
Squats – 20 reps
Dips – 20 reps
Lunges – 20 reps (10 each leg)
Sit Ups– 20 reps
Flutter Kicks– 20 reps
Repeated 3 times
See if you can crank through these workouts 2-3 times this week to be well on your way to looking great and feeling amazing this summer. More to come next week!