With summer upon us, the last thing you want to do is feel less-than-confident in your cute summery clothes, right? I want you to be the envy of all your friends this summer, so I’m sharing my top 5 Lean Summer Tips with you today!
1. Good Nutrition is a MUST for flat abs!
There is a saying that “abs are made in the kitchen,” and it is 100% true. You can’t get great abs by doing sit ups, planks, or leg lifts. Those things might help if you are lean, but if you have a little extra layer of fat around your midsection, then you will be hiding that six pack forever.
To get a flatter tummy, you HAVE to focus on your nutrition and eat right! Hone in on lean proteins and produce (mainly veggies versus fruit). Each meal from now all the way through the summer should be focused around these two things. Make sure you are getting in at least 5 servings of vegetables a day!
Eliminate the starchy carbs, ditch the sweets, and increase your protein to turn on that midsection-melting metabolism.
2. Perform 3 total-body workouts a week.
Focusing on just cardio is the #1 mistake that women make when trying to get fit FAST in the summer. Hitting the treadmill or biking the trails isn’t going to get you to where you want to go. Stop spinning your wheels and start pumping up your results with total body workouts (like we do at the MissFits studio!)
In just 30-45 minutes a day, you could be well on your way to making this your Best Summer Ever. Spend your precious time on big, compound movements that use lots of muscle mass and burn up tons of calories.
Here’s a simple three day plan that will work wonders for you!
Instructions: Rest as little as possible between exercises and only 30 seconds between sets
1a) Plank 3x30s
2a) DB Squat 4×8-12 reps
2b) DB Row 4×8-12 reps
3a) DB Reverse Lunge 2×20 reps
3b) Push Up 2×20 reps
1a) Side Plank 3x30s each
2a) DB Deadlift 4×8-12 reps
2b) DB Shoulder Press 4×8-12 reps
3a) BW Split Squat 2×20 reps
3b) Band Pulldowns 2×20 reps
1a) Mountain Climber 3x45s
2a) DB Squat to Press 4×8-12 reps
3a) DB Floor Press 3×10-15 reps
3b) DB Tall Kneeling Curls 3×10-15 reps
3c) DB Step Up 3×10-15 reps
I’d love for you to try this workout the next 3 days! Do it and post your results below!
Then next week, I’ll be back with my final 3 tips to make this your Best Summer Ever. 🙂
But if you think you may need a little help, head on over to 2017 Summer Slimdown to check out our new Summer Slim Down Challenge.
Have a beautiful day!
Committed to your success,