The hot days of summer and the warm temperatures are here, so now is the perfect time to say goodbye to indoor workouts and take things outside to a pool or in the park. And if you’re on vacation, why not head straight to the beach to have fun while sculpting your dream body?
If you give this beach workout a try, you’ll boost your mood and besides this, your muscles will have to fight a lot of extra resistance when trying to stabilize your body in the sand. So if you don’t mind sweating when you go on vacation, then this beach workout is definitely for you.
The beach workout is a HIIT (high-intensity interval training), which means that it’s the perfect choice for outdoor workouts. You can condition the whole body efficiently and you don’t need any equipment.
A HIIT workout challenges your aerobic and anaerobic systems, and you’ll build strength and improve cardiovascular endurance at the same time. Your muscles will burn a lot of calories even after the beach workout is finished, process known as the afterburn effect.
Ready to soak up some sun and feel the right kind of burn? Try these 8 HIIT workouts designed with the sand and the swimming in mind. They’re short, sweet, and sure to leave you sweating! Now go on and HIIT this beach workout!
(Don’t forget the sunscreen to avoid the sunburn! )
Total Body Beach Workout
A few minutes is all you need for a killer burn. Warm up with 30 seconds of jogging and 30 seconds of swimming. Then, complete the four sets of exercises below with 30 seconds of rest between each round.
If you want to transform this beach workout into a “park workout”, just replace the swimming exercises with a 50-meter sprint. Also, you can sprint on the beach if you don’t know to swim. For best results I recommend you to perform this beach workout at least 6 times per week (one time every day with one day rest, or 2 times every 2 days). Stay fit!