I fully believe that all you need for a “bikini body” is a body and a bikini. That being said, there is nothing wrong with wanting to look and feel your best on the beach all summer long. My favorite way to prepare for the summer is to complete workouts that leave me feeling stronger, leaner, and more confident. The following total-body bodyweight circuit is one great option, because it can be completed anywhere at any time. Repeat the following circuit 2-3 times, resting as needed.
Below are five more workouts meant to target the areas that people tend to dread baring the most: arms, butt, and abs. Complete a few workouts a week and you’ll be feeling stronger and more confident in no time at all.
Best Bikini Body Workout from Women’s Health Magazine
From the Shotput Press to the Sumo Deadlift Press, this workout is full of innovative moves that will work your muscles in totally new ways. All you need to go is grab a dumbbell and get moving.
Abs, Thigh, and Butt Workout from PopSugar
If you’ve got twenty minutes, you’ve got time to sculpt your summer body. The circuit can be completed with little to no equipment, making it perfect for someone always on the go.
Bikini Body Circuit Workout from Fitness Magazine
This seven move workout packs a serious punch. You’ll need three to five-pound dumbbells and the determination to make it through the circuit, one minute at a time.
Summer Shape Up Workout from Jillian Michaels/Shape Magazine
This workout is part of a month-long plan, but it can also be used on its own. Circuits are a great way to burn calories and build muscle when you have limited time, and this one is no exception.
Bikini Body Workout from LIVESTRONG
Work your entire body with the help of moves like single leg deadlifts and sprinter hops. After a few rounds of this effective workout, there is no doubt you’ll be ready to hit the beach.
In addition to stepping up your workout routine, you can also boost your confidence in other ways. Drink more water to fight bloat, stand up straight to instantly look leaner, and focus on whole foods to get glowing skin without spending hours in the sun. Most importantly, though, have fun and rock your favorite suit and sunnies!