Melissa Paris Fitness

Jul 17, 2015

Beat The Heat Workout

by Emily Jane

It’s summertime, and let’s face it. Hardcore exercise is probably the last thing on your mind. Beaches, sunshine, and booze filled weekends are probably swimming through your vision the same way Mary-Lou the Great White is swimming up the East Coast. But before you give up all hope of a “beach ready” body, try this quick outdoor sweat sesh, no gym required.  Get your Vitamin D while building your bum- it’s a win win.

Here’s How:

Start with your favorite form of cardio as a warm up.

We like:
Hill Sprints: Sprint up the hill, walk down the hill, and repeat. Sounds easy, right? Wrong. Give it a try. You’ll see what we mean. Your legs will be burning and your blood will be pumping, but you’ll thank us later.

Running Bleachers:
Sprint up the bleachers, then walk down and repeat. Make sure you’re paying attention to your form and focus on each and every step. Don’t face plant on the bleachers. Don’t be that girl. Watch your step and feel the burn.

Push Ups:
First, put your feet on the park bench and your hands on the ground, belly down. Do 10 push-ups this way. Then switch and put your feet on the ground and your arms on the bench. Do 10 more this way. End with 10 regular push-ups completely on the ground

Burpees: As many as you can with good form; if it’s five, don’t worry about it!
Stand facing a bench in a squat position. Quickly jump feet out behind body as hands land on top of bench, lowering into a pushup. Jump back into starting squat position and immediately jump up onto bench, swinging arms to help, landing in a squat. Jump back down to start position. Do as many reps in a row as you can safely handle.

Lastly, and this is a killer.

Alternate 20 jumping jacks with 20 jump squats, and repeat three times.

Voila. Now hit the beach.


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