Saturday, 10 August 2013

No-Sweat Summer Body

We all want that to-die-for bikini body but some of us get it easier than others. Here's the no-sweat workout / cheat way to getting that beach body for your holiday.

The Abs
Workout: Sit on a gym ball and walk your feet out until your lower back is in contact with it. Fold your hands across your chest and exhale as you curl up. Keep your abs contracted the entire time and pause momentarily at the top of the move. Do 15 reps, have a 30 second break, then do 15 more.
Cheat Way: Use a tan optimising firming body lotion or you can carefully apply fake tan to create defined abs.

The Bum
Workout: Do targeted lunges. Picture a clock, anchor your left foot in the centre, then point your right foot to twelve, one, two, three, four, five, six, lunging at each point. Switch feet and repeat on the other side.
Cheat Way: Exfoliate you bum using a scrub or buff daily with a body brush.

The Arms
Workout: Get into the superman pose by laying on your belly and extend your arms out to the sides with bent elbows. Raise your torso up, till you feel the muscles in your back engage. Lift and lower eight times.
Cheat Way: Apply a satin body enhancer after moisturising or combine a tan with a shimmer. 
The Legs
Workout: Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding 5-10 lbs weights. First, squat into a seated position, then return to standing, before lunging to the right. Hold for a few seconds, then transfer your weight to your heels and push back to return to standing. Repeat 10 times on each side.
Cheat Way: Use an Anti-Ageing Moisturiser or apply a highlighter along the shin and buff bronzer down either side to give the illusion of a slimmer, longer leg.
The Back
Workout: Firstly, stand on your right leg with your left foot just off the ground while holding a 5lb weight in your right hand. bend at the waist, leaning down to place your left hand on the ball. Keep your chest above your hips, then pull your right elbow up towards the ceiling. Perform 15 reps on each side.
Cheat Way: Apply fake tan to your back or add a light shimmer to your skin, especially your shoulders.

What bikinis or swimsuits are you planning on wearing? Where are you going on holiday?

K xo