Summer is just around the corner, and while it’s synonymous with relaxation and fun, for most people, it’s another source of stress! Short shorts, arm-baring tops, and the dreaded beachwear come to mind for most. And if you’ve still got a few—or many—pounds to lose you’re probably not as excited for the season.|
But don’t worry! There is still plenty of time to shed a few more pounds before you go shopping for your bathing suit. If you’ve read "The Bikini Diet" you are probably ready (and determined) to drop the extra pounds and have fun doing it. But, by combining the diet with a new exercise program that will rev your metabolism and keep your energy high, you’ll see even better results!
Changing up your workout routine regularly (usually every 4-6 weeks) is the best way to prevent a weight loss plateau from ever occurring in the first place. So if you’ve been doing the same old fitness program for a while now, The Bikini Workout is a great way to change up your stagnant routine. Always remember to warm up and cool down properly each time you work out.
30-Minute Beginner Bikini Workout
40-Minute Intermediate Bikini Workout
45-Minute Advanced Bikini Workout
Repeat the workout 2-3 times each week (be sure to rest 1-2 days in between). For extra calorie burn, work in a "circuit," moving quickly from one exercise to the next in order to keep your heart rate elevated. Change up the workouts as you get stronger, moving from Beginner to Intermediate to Advanced over time. This will help you continue to see results!
When it comes to weight loss, increasing the duration of your workouts can help you see results faster. The good thing is that all of that cardio doesn’t have to happen in one long session. Adding up several shorter segments throughout the day results in the same benefits, so find time wherever you can—during your lunch break, after dinner, or while watching TV.
Try to accumulate 45 minutes a day, 3-4 days a week (or more if you’re an exercise veteran). Select from any of the workout options below, and try to do something different each day.
Article created on: 6/1/2005
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