It might be hard to believe, but the spring and summer months will be here before we know it. It is time to really start focusing on that summer body NOW! This is the time when that summer body is sculpted and that toned body is created. It doesn’t take much time and it sure doesn’t take a lot of equipment, but it will require you to commit yourself to moving your body and getting more consistent with your workouts. Check out this NO GYM necessary full-body circuit to kickstart you into reaching your bikini bod.
Go through the circuit three times, moving from one exercise to the next, with limited rest in between rounds. Have fun and dig deep!
Kettlebell Goblet Squats
Start standing with your feet slightly wider than shoulders-width distance apart and holding a kettlebell in both hands, in between your legs. Drop down into a squat, pushing your glutes back and keeping your chest lifted. Drive back up to the starting position, using your heels to press back up. Repeat movement 15 times.
Kettlebell Upright Rows
Start standing with your feet slightly wider than shoulders-width distance apart and holding a kettlebell in both hands, in between your legs. Lift the kettlebell up toward your forehead, keeping your elbows pointed out toward opposite sides. Once kettlebell is about at eye level, drop the kettlebell back down to the starting position and repeat 15 times.
Push-ups with Two-second Hold at the Bottom
Start in the top of a push-up position. Drop down into a push-up, hold at the bottom for about two seconds, then press yourself back up to the start of the push-up. Repeat the movement 10 times.
Wide-stance Push-up with Shoulder Tap
Start in the top of a push-up position with your feet spread out slightly wider than shoulder-width distance, for stability. Drop down into a push-up, then back up to the start of the push-up. Tap your right arm to left elbow, then drop down into the bottom of the push-up and repeat, this time tapping left hand to left elbow. Repeat until you have completed five shoulder taps on each side and a total of 10 push-ups.
Side Plank Knee to Elbow
Start in a side plank position, balancing on one hand and with feet touching. Start by raising your top foot up toward the sky until it is parallel to the ground and top arm over top your head. While keeping a tight core, bring your knee and elbow in to touch, then back out, repeating five times, slow on steady, before moving to the other side.
This is definitely a more challenging exercise and takes quite a bit of core stability and balance. If you need to start on your forearm or with lower leg on the ground, that is a perfect way to learn the movement.
Crossover Stationary Lunge
Start standing with hands on hips and weight in one foot. Use your non-grounded foot to step across your body and drop down into the bottom of a lunge. Bring your leg back to the starting position and repeat on the same side until you have completed 10 crossover lunges. Repeat on other side.