Every year the sun comes out to play and we tell ourselves that this is our year! Yet many of us feel like all the hard work we’ve been putting in doesn’t always shine quite like those competitors on the stage and the famous celebrities that grace our magazines. Well that’s all about to change! With these hacks, you'll be confident in your summer workout and ready for that swimsuit.
Here are 3 BioHealth tips for getting dialed in for beach season this year:
1. Do your ab training first and do it often.
Let’s be honest, most of us don’t exactly love training our midsection. It hurts. It’s tedious. And it always feels like we got miles to go. The trick is to not leave it until the end of your workout when you’re spent and just want to go home. Pick 3 exercises and hit 3 sets of each to failure in circuit fashion in the first 10-15 mins of your session. That little bit extra each workout will start paying dividends come your next pool party!
2. Swap out your last meal of the day for a protein shake with collagen.
Hunger cravings are real and usually a sign that our bodies need more essential amino acids for rebuilding and repair – so don’t feel guilty! BUT, instead of reaching for whatever is in the fridge that may be testing your resolve, mix one of our incredible low-calorie protein shakes like Precision ISO or Precsion Blend with 8-10oz of water. This simple swap will max out at about 140 calories or less and have you feeling lighter and tighter in the morning.
DIET HACK: Throw in a scoop of our Pasture Fed Hydrolyzed Collagen which is great for recovery and tightening skin.
3. Switch out your steady-state cardio for hard circuits.
The treadmill epidemic began years back when extreme 300lb bodybuilders trying to carve out every last inch of muscle mass started perpetuating walking on treadmills and long elliptical sessions. But for the average person this isn’t going to get it done. Start thinking like an athlete! Does any professional team in the history of sports have it’s incredibly fit team slow-jogging on cardio machines for 30-60 minutes?! N.O.
Instead, try picking 3-5 movements like calisthenics, squats, jumps or light-weighted dumbbell movements. Break these into high volume sets and try doing these back to back for as many reps as possible within a certain designated time. See if you can start with 10 minutes straight at the end of your workout and make sure you start increasing volume each week! This will have your heart pumping and your fitness on fleek in no time!
Incorporating these 3 tips into your summer fitness routines should be a piece of cake. If you're ever in doubt, reach out, we're here to help!