Summer – time to wear tank tops and shorts, and dare I say, swimsuits? Are you ready for the big reveal or do you feel the need to tone things up a bit?
These 10 bodyweight exercises will do the trick!
Standing with feet shoulder width apart, step to the side with your right leg and bend your knee pushing your butt behind you. Keep your left leg straight putting all your weight on the right leg. Repeat to the left.
Standing with feet shoulder width apart, step back with your right leg crossways to the left. Bend both knees into a lunge position. Return to standing position using your left heel for power. Repeat to the other side.
Start in high plank position. Bend elbows to lower your body, straighten arms to lift your body. Bend left elbow and rest on your left forearm, then bend right elbow and rest on both forearms. Straighten left arm and raise your left shoulder, straighten right arm and return to plank position. Repeat this sequence with alternate arm.
In high plank position, bring one knee in towards your chest. As you are moving your leg back into plank position, bring the other knee in towards your chest. Continue to bring your knees in alternating as if you are running on the ground.
Lay on your stomach on the ground with your arms extended overhead. Raise your chest and legs up off the floor and pull your arms in besides your ears, pinching your shoulder blades together.
High Plank Leg Lifts
In high plank position raise one leg up towards the sky and hold. Return to plank position and repeat with the other leg.
Low Plank Knee-to-elbow
Get into low plank position, keeping your back straight and your core engaged. With your right arm and your right leg bring your elbow to your knee, crunching your obliques. Don’t sway your hips throughout the move. Repeat on the left side.
Standing with your feet shoulder width apart, bend at the hips and touch the ground. Walk your hands out in front of you until you are in high plank position, keeping your legs as straight as you can throughout the move. Hold a strong plank position for a second then walk your hands back and stand up.
Lean back and place hands on the edge of the chair, bend slightly your arms and keep legs extended. Have your fingers pointed towards your feet and bend at the elbow and lower your butt as close to the floor without touching it. Push back up until your arms are extended and your back up to starting position.
Start in standing position, feet shoulder width apart. Bend down into squatting position as if there was a chair behind you. Your butt should be behind you and your knees shouldn’t be over your toes. Once down into squatting position, explode up off the floor keeping your chest up. Jump up and raise your arms over your head. Land softly and keep your weight on your heels.
If you need to see these exercises to really get the form down, the WunderBody fitness app has all these in video form so that you can see them done. Some of us are visual learners and we need to see the moves before we really get it. While you are in the app, you can try any of our premade workouts to keep things fresh and beat any workout boredom you may have. It’s like having your very own personal trainer in your pocket (or wherever you keep your phone 😊).