Video: 12-Minute Beach Workout
Suck up the sea air and add some sunshine to your workout by taking your routine to the beach. The unstable nature of sand makes it the perfect base to amp up the resistance of your workout, whether you’re cramming some exercise into your holiday or are lucky enough to live by the seaside.
BEACH WORKOUT SET UP
The beach and your own body are all you need to perform this sizzling beach workout. No equipment necessary.
1. ONE-LEG BURPEE x 10
Less jumping, more hopping. Balance on one leg, then squat down and place your hands under shoulders. Immediately jump back to plank, keeping one leg off the ground for the entire move.
2. ALTERNATE LUNGES WITH JUMP x 20
An explosive way to lunge. Switch legs during the jump, mid-air, so that you land with opposite feet each time. Keep your core engaged throughout.
3. SIDE LUNGE x 10
Lunge your way to stronger legs. Keep your toes pointed, stay low and raise your chin and chest. Ensure your knee does not go past your toes as you lunge.
4. SHOULDER BRIDGE x 20
Pilates-inspired movement that works on the abs and hamstrings. Keep your back neutral and your legs hip-distant apart as you lift your hips.
5. WIDE LEG PLANK x 20
Back strength and balance are just two of the benefits of this plank. Open your legs as widely as you can for an effective variation of this core move.
6. PLANK SIDE JUMPS x 20
Activate just about every muscle in the body by jumping to one side with both feet, and back again. Keep your landing soft to avoid injury.
7. MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS WITH TOUCH x 20
Bring your elbows to your knees and engage your core throughout for an ab-crunching finish.
Once you’ve sweated it out with this speedy routine, simply dive in the frothy waters for an invigorating post-workout cleanse.