Our 5 Favorite Exercises to Get You Summer Body Ready!

By: Steffie Handley

Gone are the days were a summer body means you need to be extra skinny. We like curves, we like muscle, we like tone and we know the 5 best exercises to get you there!

Exercise doesn’t have to be hard, long and just overall off-putting. It can be fun and short but still as effective. Getting summer body ready doesn’t mean you have to lose a load of weight, it’s about feeling good and confident in yourself and of course, feeling fierce!

I’ve put together our 5 favourite exercises we at Fierce Fit think can get you summer body ready.

Lunge & Squat

lunge and squatLunge and squatIn this exercise, you are going to alternate from lunge to squat. So you will start with a lunge lowering your right leg, straighten up and then into a squat, then back down into a lunge this time lowering your left leg.

This exercise is a great way to really get those glute muscles fired up whilst also working on your core control and stability.

Medicine ball sit ups

Fierce Fit patient using exercise ball to aid in exerciseMedicine ball sit-ups are a great way of strengthening and toning your belly muscles. Unlike your standard sit-up, you will be holding a weighted medicine ball above your head, increasing the usage of your core muscles and working those arms a little too! Simple yet effective.

Russian Twists

Fierce Fit patient using an exercise ball for ab exercisesOne of my favourite exercises! Again, this is very good at improving your core strength and toning those abs. They can be performed with feet planted on the floor whilst rotating from left to right holding a medicine ball. You can increase the intensity by taking your feet off the floor into table top position. They are also good for improving range of movement in your back and increasing strength of your arms. Remember, you need to lean back slightly when performing this exercise in order to fully engage your core muscles!

Reach and touch plank

Fierce Fit patients doing a pressups and smiling

 

If you are trying to reach your summer body goals with the help of a friend then the reach and touch plank is a great way to do this. As in an ordinary plank, get yourself into the plank position (if you find this difficult, try placing your knees on the floor to make it a bit easier!). You will then reach out and touch your friend’s hand or shoulder. Alternate your hands each time for a good core strengthening and arm toning workout!

Triceps Dips

IMG_9751Triceps dips are an effective yet really easy exercise that can be used to tone your arms. All you need to do is find yourself a bench a bed or even a wall, stand with your feet away from where you are holding and slowly lower and higher yourself. You can hold the lowered position for a few seconds too if you want to make the workout a little harder!

So there you have it, our top 5 exercises to get you summer body ready. Remember, do what makes you feel happy, healthy and fierce!

 

Steffie Handley

Steffie Handley

I graduated from University of central Lancashire with a social worker based degree, (Care, Community and Citizenship). I knew I wanted to help people but was unsure of which path to take, I found myself lost, I finished university and still not a clue what to do. During my time at university I no longer found time for physical activity, my love for food grew and my weight slowly crept up. I knew something had to change as I felt friends were moving on around me and I was stationary. This was the kickstart I needed to go on my fitness journey which has seen me shed over eight stone in weight, complete my first marathon in Geneva raising money for UNICEF, qualify as an Advanced Personal Trainer and Nutritional Advisor.

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