Fitness - Full-Body Workouts

Sculpt And Tone Your Entire Body With Just 6 Moves

Jun 15, 2017 //

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the idea of a rocking a bikini this summer, don’t fret: Getting fit doesn’t have to be complicated. With just a few dynamic, compound movements, you can sculpt your body from head to toe and hit the beach with confidence.

Below are six t body-sculpting exercises to help tone you all over. Do each exercise for one minute before moving onto the next; complete three circuits for a total-body workout. Don’t forget to warm up and cool down with some good stretches.

1. Mountain Climbers

This exercise is a great warm-up to get your core engaged. Be sure to maintain a straight back throughout.

  1. With your abs engaged, get into a push-up position.
  2. Take one knee and bring it in quickly towards your chest. Immediately extend your leg back out to original position and repeat with the other leg.
  3. Do this continually for one minute.

2. Burpees

Now that we’re good and warm, it’s time to get to work! Burpees are one of those total-body exercises that really get your heart rate up.

  1. Perform one push-up.
  2. Jump your feet as close as possible to your hands and then jump all the way up. That’s one burpee!
  3. Do as many burpees as you can for one minute.

3. Resistance Band Front Curl And Press

For upper body and arm strength, combine the curl and press together and add a resistance band.

  1.  Stand on the middle of the band holding the handles with your arms at your side.
  2. Curl your hands up, rotating your palms so they face your shoulders
  3. Press over your head, rotating your palms so they face forward at the top of the movement
  4. Make sure that the band is behind your elbows.
  5. Do this move for one minute.

4. Plank Twists

Another simple and classic plank workout, this exercise is a guarantee to get great abs. Be sure to keep your abs engaged, your back straight and don’t dip your hips.

  1. Get into a plank position on the floor, supporting your weight on your toes and your forearms. Your arms are bent and directly below the shoulder. Keep your body straight at all times.
  2. Pivot to one side, raising that arm vertically above you as you twist.
  3. Pause and return to the starting position. Do one side continuously for one minute, then do the other side for a minute.

5. Jump Squats

This move is challenging, but oh-so effective.

  1. Stand up straight with your feet hip-width apart. Keeping your back straight, lower into a squat.
  2. Tap the ground with your fingers or your weight and jump up, trying to let your heels tap your bottom.
  3. When you’re back on the ground, stand up straight and repeat. Keep jumping for a full minute. Your legs should be on fire!

6. Kettlebell Snatch

Grab a kettlebell and get started on this upper-body movement, which also engages your abs and lower body, too.

  1. Stand up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart. Hold a kettlebell in one hand.
  2. Keeping your back straight, lower yourself into a squat position, tapping your kettlebell on the ground.
  3. Quickly life yourself back up into an upright position, snatching your kettlebell upward and out, next to your head.
  4. Repeat at least 10 reps using each hand.
Jessica Starks

Jessica Starks is a freelance writer and blogger. She is passionate about writing and sharing new, helpful information with her audience. Jessica also hopes to inspire others to strive to live healthier and happier lifestyles.

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