Bikini season is almost here. Everyone’s excited to put on their favorite swimsuits. Not everyone actually. A lot of women wish to lose a couple of pounds before summer comes. They know that time’s not on their side, so they have to move quickly. Here are 10 exercises that will get you ready for the swimsuit season:
Get down on all fours. Place hands on the floor so they’re slightly wider than the shoulders. Keep feet close together. Lower the body till the chest nearly touches the floor. Push yourself up to the original position.
Single Leg Deadlift
Get a pair of dumbbells and stand on one foot. Lift the other foot behind you; bend your knee so that the leg is parallel to the ground. Bend forward at your hips and lower your body slowly. Pause and then go back to the starting position. The exercise tones your glutes and activates core muscles.
Basic crunches tone your abdomen. It is a great exercise for anyone. It’s also easy to do. You simply have to lie down on the floor. Plant your feet on the ground and bend your knees. Put your arms behind the head. Face upward and then slowly lift your shoulders.
Vertical Leg Crunch
The vertical leg crunch works on your obliques and rectus abdominus muscles. It’s like the basic crunch only that your legs are straight up. The exercise has more intensity than a basic crunch.
Similar to a basic crunch but you need to put an exercise ball behind your lower back. The exercise puts tension on your abs.
Lie down on the floor and cross arms over the chest. Place your hands on opposing shoulders. You then roll the head as well as your shoulders off the floor and up to your knees. The exercise creates tension on leg muscles and your abdominals.
Lie down on the floor or a flat bench. Raise your legs so that it’s perpendicular to the ground. With back flat on the bench, lower your legs till it forms a straight line with your body. Hold for 3 seconds and go back to the starting position.
Lie down on the floor. Extend your arms over the head. Lift your arms and legs simultaneously. Return to the starting position slowly.
Stand with feet apart. Put a body bar or even a broomstick at the back of the shoulders. Do a twisting motion from right to left. It is easy to do and is good for lower oblique.
Lie on your side. Use your arm to support the head. Slowly lift your legs while keeping your feet together. Hold the position for 30 seconds. Move to the other side and do the same thing.
These exercises are easy to do. Be motivated and start doing these exercises. In no time, you’ll have a body that’s ready for swimsuit season.