Body Blog: Spring into Swimsuit Season
Welcome everyone to the last season before summer: Spring! To celebrate the wonderful season of blooming flowers, running outside, and the warm weather, get started on that bikini body with a circuit workout: Spring Into Swimsuit Shape!
It’s a 30 minute circuit workout you can do at the gym or in your dorm (or apt for you cool upperclassmen). There is some equipment involved, but if you don’t have it, I’ve provided below a list of alternative items you can use to get a similar burn.
To get the most from your workout, make sure you are eating the right post workout foods! Now, onto the plan…
What you need:
Jump Rope – If you don’t have one (or space for one) just pretend with an imaginary one. “Hole” the handles in your hands and simulate the wrist movement.
Medicine Ball – Use a soccer ball, basketball, shoe box, etc. if you don’t have a medicine ball laying around your dorm room.
Weights – Cans of food – like vegetables, soup or sauces – or even water bottles can work.
Physio Ball – There is really no alternative to this one, but you don’t need it to do abs or arm workouts. Just do them on the floor.
Spring Into Swimsuit Shape Circuit Workout
Jump Rope (double time) for 30 seconds
Lunge Bicep Curl Shoulder Press (alternating legs) 10-12 reps on each leg
Tricep Kickbacks in a Stork Stance 12 reps on each leg
Jump Rope (double time) for 1 minute
Physio Ball Tuck with Pushup 10-12 reps
Ball Leg Lifts w/ Medicine Ball 12-15 Reps
Vsit w/ Tricep Extension 12-15 Reps
Jump Rope 1-2 Minutes
Frog Kicks with Leg Kickback 12 reps with each leg
**Repeat Circuit one more time for a total body workout** Beginners should start with only one circuit 2-3 times a week on non consecutive days. Intermediate should do the circuit twice and advanced three times.