Beach Muscle (Chest and Abs) Workout

With as night and day as the weather has been, it’s easy to forget that summer is just around the corner.  That (hopefully) means plenty of sun and beach time.  This workout I threw together will help you get a little closer to where you’d like to be once the warm weather is finally here to stay (well for a couple months, anyway).  We start with a cardio warm up from our friends at Fitness Blender, and then blast the core with Mike Chang (Six Pack Shortcuts).

Quick Sweat Cardio Burst

Bodyweight 250 Rep Chest Workout

Don’t be ashamed to modify this workout (like I did) by doing different pushup variations or less reps.  3 sets each of 3 different kinds of pushups should do the job.  Mike Chang is a beast and not everyone can plow through this routine like he does.

Brutal Cardio Ab Routine

You should be totally spent now.  Go make a smoothie :).

 

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Sometimes it’s nice to go old school with workouts.  Before yoga and Pilates became popular, and before CrossFit and Soul Cycle even existed (How old ARE you, bro?), there were good ol’ pushups and sit-ups.  Every so often, I do a morning routine consisting of pushups, sit-ups and body weight squats.  Not fancy, but does the job.  I generally do 25-30 reps of each exercise for 1 circuit, and do 3-4 circuits.  Mix it up by doing variations of each exercise in each circuit (click on exercise for demonstrations).  For example:

Circuit 1 Circuit 2 Circuit 3
25 Pushups 25 Raised Leg Pushups 25 Diamond Pushups
25 Crunches 25 Leg Raises 25 Jackknifes
25 Squats 25 Jump Squats Wall Sit (30-60 Seconds)

(No rest in between exercises, with 30 second rests between circuits)
If you want a little extra cardio after that, go outside for a nice run, preferably somewhere with a bunch of hills.


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