Top Workout Tips To Get You Summer Body Ready

Summer has officially arrived! After what feels like the longest winter in history, warmer climates are finally upon us and we can at last peel off those layers and ditch the baggy knits to reveal our honed and toned summer-ready bodies. Right? Not quite? OK, don’t panic – there is still time! All you need to do is follow these workout tips and you will be waving goodbye to your wobbly bits and saying hello to beach body confidence in no time.

Do the right type of training:

Contrary to what many of you may believe, running for hours on the treadmill is not the most effective weight loss method. If you want to drop body fat and tone up, there are more beneficial (and way less boring) ways of training that will help you to achieve the desired results.

High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT) involves doing short bursts of intense exercise followed by short rest periods. This type of training will burn fat faster due to the oxygen debt during the workout and your body’s need for more oxygen post-workout to return back to a normal state. You will continue to burn calories for longer after the session. Result!

Weight training is another very effective method of training. The more lean muscle you have, the faster your metabolism and therefore the more calories your body is going to burn, which will help you to drop body fat. Try to include compound movements such as squats and deadlifts, which work a number of different muscle groups at the same time.

Be consistent:

Working out once a week is not going to have a huge impact on your body composition. You need to be training at least three times per week to see changes and results.

Have a plan and stick to it:

Blocking out training time in your diary will mean you’re much more likely to actually go to the gym. Have a workout plan in mind before you start your session to avoid the aimless wandering and time-wasting.

Challenge your body: 

Vary your workouts so that your body doesn’t get used to doing the same exercises. Make sure you increase weight when you need to to avoid plateauing – the body needs to be challenged in order for it to change.