Get Ready for Summer with These 5 Fat-Burning Exercises

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Plank

  • 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)

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