Get Ready for Summer with These 5 Fat-Burning Exercises


The idea of showing too much flesh can be unnerving...

But if you want a summer-ready body so you can wear sleeveless tops, shorts and swimwear with confidence then say hello to summer with our five fat-burning exercises for amazing arms, sturdy shoulders and a beautiful back.

They’re perfect for sculpting your body so you’re in perfect shape for that summer wedding, outdoor social event, or just because.  Top tip: make sure you drink one of our pre-workout or post-workout protein powders to enhance the effectiveness of your workout and promote recovery!

Squat and Jump

  • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart
  • Squat down, making sure your knees stay behind toes
  • Place your hands on the ground then kick your feet backwards
  • Rise into a push-up stance, keeping arms straight
  • Next, bend elbows to lower your chest to the floor
  • Jump forward once more into a squat position, keeping your arms straight
  • Spring as high as you can, pushing off with your feet
  • Keeping knees slightly bent, land down gently
  • Repeat exercise for one minute



Mountain Climber

  • Move into a push-up position (arms should be straight with hands directly under shoulders)
  • Walk forward with your feet, alternating them so your right knee is bent under your chest while your left foot remains behind you, keeping knees bent a little
  • As you push forcefully into your legs, change the positions of each foot
  • Bring your left knee in, extending the right leg
  • Carry on, alternating between each leg for one minute.



Toe-Touch Kick

  • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart
  • Stretch hands over your head
  • Interlace fingers
  • With your right leg, perform a high forward kick
  • Carry your hands down to touch your toes
  • Repeat with left leg
  • Alternate for one minute



Shadow Box

  • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart
  • Make fists and bend elbows
  • Contract your core muscles as you try to perform the subsequent punches slowly
  • Alternate arms, punching straight out in front of you
  • Next, change your punch direction so you curve upwards, then hit low
  • Then, try a hook punch, curving around to the side
  • Combine these exercises whilst you’re moving (have a go at moving your head and shoulders backward and forward (as though you’re ducking from punches)
  • Make sure your knees are bent and move your weight to and fro, while bouncing on the bases of your feet
  • Do this for one minute




  • Start by moving into a press up position
  • Bend your elbows (make sure they bend immediately under shoulders)
  • Lay your weight onto your forearms (not your hands)
  • Grip your hands
  • Make sure your feet are hip-width apart
  • Elbows must be shoulder-width apart
  • Engage your abdominal muscles, tucking toes so they elevate your body (keep forearms on ground)
  • Your body should be in a straight line from head to heels
  • Hold this position for one minute (or longer, if you’re feeling super confident)


If you like this workout and give it ago either at home or the gym let us know how you get on by #scimx

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