Get Beach-Ready With This Six Step Total Body Workout

By Christine McMichael April 22, 2016

Spring is HERE, people! I don’t know about you, but I’m getting beach-ready!

I know they say that abs are made in the winter and blah blah blah blah blah. Let’s be honest. This winter, I was wearing 5 layers of comfy clothes on a daily basis and baking these Healthy Gingerbread Cookies. Sorry not sorry. Life is all about balance. Ya feel me? Keep things under control, but enjoy life 🙂 One of my favorite things about spring is getting out in the beautiful weather and snapping back into shape! And for this total-body workout, we took it out to the beautiful beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (blog post about this trip coming soon)! ALSO: How adorable is this workout outfit? The MOST adorable! I absolutely love all of the bright colors in the leggings and the way this shirt fits. It stays cool while you workout. I mean, does it get any better than that? New Fave. Ok, let’s get beach-ready with this total body workout friends!

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1. Plie Squats

Start in a wide leg position, lifting the heels and engaging the calves. Lower to a squat, then lower into a deep squat. Repeat 25 times.

2. Lateral Pull Down Lunges

Starting in a high lunge, raise arms. Slowly pull down arms close to ribs as you lower into a deep lunge, engaging the biceps, triceps, shoulders, and lats. Return to starting position, alternating sides. Repeat 20 times.

3. Burpees

Begin in plank. Engaging the abs, jump legs towards chest and proceed to a high jump in one motion. Jump back into the beginning position and repeat 10 times.

4. Donkey Kicks

Starting out on hands and knees, lift one leg to a 90 degree angle. Engaging the glute, lift the leg higher and back to a 90 degree angle. Repeat 25 times on each side.

5. Tricep Dips

Beginning in a sitting position, place hands behind you. Bend knees and lift butt, never allowing it to touch the floor. Bend arms slowly, engaging the triceps. Return to beginning position. Repeat 20 times.

6. Scissor Abs

Starting in a V-shape, point toes and open legs wider than shoulder-width. Engaging the abs, bring in legs until the right leg has crossed the left leg. Return to beginning position, then repeat, leading with the opposite leg. Repeat 25 times, alternating sides.

Recovery is super important! After this workout, be sure to fuel up with a healthy, protein filled food like this Mocha protein shake! It tastes like mocha heaven in a glass, ya’ll. So good!

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*This article was originally published on Jar Of Lemons. To get more total body workouts, visit Featured image via.


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