For some the idea of stripping down to your swimwear and dashing to the inviting shoreline for some well-deserved beach fun is a joy. For those of us who struggle with the notion of baring our bodies in public, the beach can be rather intimidating. But why should we miss out on the glorious sea, sun and sand? Instead, follow these easy steps to beautiful beach confidence to get a great bikini body.
No one is ever entirely satisfied with their body shape, and if someone tells you they are, I assure you they are fibbing. Sometimes one of the biggest problem is to find women’s swimwear with the most flattering fit, but don’t worry there is still plenty of time to shed a few more pounds before you go shopping for your bathing suit. The fact is we all have aspects of our body that we don’t like but these exercise tips will help you tone up the ones that you are perhaps nervous about showing off at the beach.
Arms: Cross-Arm Punch
Works shoulders, biceps and triceps
Standing with your feet slightly apart, bring your hands in fists up to by your shoulders and your elbows by your sides. Bend your knees and twist your torso left as you punch out with your right arm. Return to centre and repeat, pushing with twisting your body right and punching with your left arm. Continue for 10 counts on each side, then extend arms out to the side to form T shape and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat up to four sets.
Works bottom and lower back
Nice and easy move with amazing results. Laying on your back, arms at your sides with feet on the floor and knees bent, lift your hips slowly towards the ceiling. Hold for one count and then lower your body back to the floor. Repeat for 60 seconds.
Tummy: Bikini Abs
Works your upper and lower abs
Lay on the floor facing the ceiling with your legs resting upon a chair or other such object so that they create a 90° right-angle shape. Lift your torso towards your knees and twist to the right and then to the left before lowering your body back down. Repeat for 20 counts.
Works your thighs and hips
Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart and allow your hands to rest upon your hips. Lower your body down in a squat movement ensuring the angle between the calf and thigh is no more than 90°. Breathe out as you return to the starting position. Repeat for 3 sets of 10 with a minute rest in between.
Works your entire body
If completely honest, mastering this simple move means you could skip one to four altogether. There is nothing sexier than a confident, cheeky grin, so grab you bikini or swimsuit, a towel and a great smile and you are set for an awesome beach day.