By Sarah Galante
DHAC Exercise Physiologist
Sunscreen…”Check”, flip flops…”Check”…towel….”Check”. Work out regiment…oh NO!!! I forgot the workout before the big beach trip. Have no fear, you still have time, and it won’t take as much as you think.
I would like to tell you all that just being in the nice weather will burn calories but if I did they may take away my degree in Exercise Physiology and ask me to kindly leave DHAC all together. I can tell you that deciding today to make a few changes in your workout can be the answer to getting your body “beach body” ready.
Time is always a factor when it comes to the nice weather. You want to try and maximize your workouts by thinking about a maintenance program. Making a commitment to three days a week will give you enough time to hit the gym and still make it for your weekend outings and vacations.
Strength Training, stick to a quick 20 minute weight session using the “super set” method. This is when you take two muscle groups and work them back to back with no rest.
- Chest press into cable Triceps Pull Down – 2 sets, 12-15 reps
- Seated Row into Bicep Curl – 2 Sets, 12-15 reps
- Leg Press into Leg Extension – 2 sets, 12-15 reps
- Deadlifts into Abdominal Curl – 2 sets, 12-15 reps
- Shoulder Press to finish – 2 sets, 12-15 reps
*No rest between each Super Set except for transitioning over to the next exercise*