It’s Never Too Early to Get Your Summer Body

 

beach bodyEven though it’s August, there is still time to get that summer body!  Great weather makes it easy for you to get out and be active in the outdoors.

But it’s also important to keep that mentality, even through the fall and winter months.  Below are a few ways you can get a great body for the rest of the summer and into the fall months!

Lower Body

If you’re looking to workout your thighs, calves or glutes, there are a few workout options you can try out.  Working out using backward lunges will help you workout your butt and legs. With your legs hip-width apart, lunge backwards, making sure that your knee touches the ground and your leg is in a 90 degree angle.  Doing this on both legs, do repetitions of 10 on each side.

Legs and Chest

If you’re looking to get toned in your legs and your chest, trying this workout will get your started.

With your legs shoulder-width apart, you are going to lunge with one leg, while the other is straight out. Holding your hands in front of your chest (and elbows out to the side), you will lunge to the left then center and then to the other right.  Going from left, center and right is one repetition. Do a total of 10 repetitions.

Arms

Dips are an exercise that you can make easier or harder depending on your body and strength.  Arm dips are a great way to work out your triceps and adding a crunch helps with your abs and obliques.  For beginners, try using the floor for your platform. Sitting down with your feet directly in front of you, and your arms behind you, hold yourself up.  Dip with your arms and when you come back up, left one leg up (keeping it bent at the knee). Dip again, lifting up the opposite leg as you come back up.  Repeat for 10 repetitions, alternating sides.  To make for a more difficult arm work out, do your dips on a chair or bench.

 

Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician before you begin any exercise routine.

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