Do you want an awesome and toned body for summer? Well it’s time to start working on it now. This way you’ll have just enough time to get into a workout routine slowly and at your own pace, get used to it and by the time it’s beach weather you’ll be happy to wear your favorite bikini and show off the results of your work. We’ve compiled a list of best exercises for women, targeting the parts of your body most of us worry about the most. If you do 3 rounds of these exercises at least 3 times a week while following a healthy diet – you should be pleasantly surprised with the outcome by the time it’s summer.
You have to understand that you can’t lose weight in a specific spot by doing an exercise that focuses on those muscles. You lose fat all over your body equally, so the best way to do that is to incorporate some cardio into your routine. Burpees are a great full body exercise that will get your heart going a burn a bunch of calories in a short time.
It you want a round firm butt – this exercise is great. Not only will it help you to improve the shape of your behind and tone the muscles in that area, it’s also great for your back, it’ll strengthen it and keep in healthy and pain free. It’s a great choice for those who have desk jobs.
Who doesn’t want a toned stomach? And the truth is you don’t have to do hundreds of crunches to tone your stomach. Doing planks and some variations of planks is enough to tone your core. And the only way to get a six-pack is to get your body fat percentage pretty low – which all down to your diet.
Squats are your butts best friends, but only if you maintain the proper form when doing this exercise. Make sure you’re not leaning forward too much, your knees should not go over your toes when you’re doing squats. It’s also better to point your toes slightly outwards when you’re doing squats. Your best bet to doing them right is to do them next to a chair or a bench first. The motion should be the same as if you’re sitting down, without actually sitting down. That way you’ll actually be working on your butt. If you do it wrong – your thighs will be doing most of the work.
Now that we’ve mentioned thighs we can’t forget about lunges. They’re great for toning that area. Walking lunges are the best because the motion is slightly different each time depending on which direction you’re going and the length of the step that you take. Try doing at least 3 rounds of 10 lunges at first and work it up to 20 lunges per round. Make sure you don’t make steps that are too small or too big, your knee has to be bent at a 90 degree angle.
6. Push Ups
Push Ups are great for toning your arms and, believe it or not, your breasts. This exercise engages most of the muscles in your upper body. But if you can’t quite do a proper pushup – don’t worry. You can start with doing push ups from your knees, it’ll be slightly easier, but you’ll still see the benefits.
7. Tricep Dips
This is a great exercise to combat the flappy part of the arm we often call “bat wings”. And the best thing is that you can do them pretty much anywhere, even on your couch while watching TV. Try doing 3 rounds of 10 tricep dips. It might seem easy at first, but by the end of the last round you’ll really feel it.
8. Chest Fly
Doing chest flies with some weights is the best thing you can possibly do for your breasts. It’ll tone them right up and make them look perkier. Start out with light 1-2 pound weights and work your way up. Also, try to squeeze your muscles when you lift your arms up, that’ll make the muscles work harder and you’ll see the results faster.