A 4-Week Summer Workout Plan, Complete With Printables and Videos
Summer is almost here, and if you want to kick your workout routine into high gear to get stronger and more toned for all your Summer fun, here's the four-week plan to make that happen. It involves five workouts and two active rest days that you can repeat as the weeks go by.
Day 2: 30-Minute Shape-Up Session
This workout alternates between jumping rope and bodyweight strength training moves for a total-body workout. Here's how to do each move.
Equipment needed: jump rope
Day 4: 30-Minute Tabata Workout
This calorie-torching cardio and sculpting workout is one of our hardest ever, but Equinox tabata instructor Raneir Pollard's amazing energy will inspire you to fight for it.
Equipment needed: none
Day 5: 30-Minute Cardio and Toning Boot Camp Workout
Barry's Bootcamp trainer Allie Cohen keeps things moving by mixing strength training with cardio moves in this eight-exercise circuit workout.
Equipment needed: medium-weight dumbbells (five to 10 pounds)
Day 6: 20-Minute Flat-Belly Workout
Combine cardio with core work to reap the flat-belly benefits of both types of sweat sessions in this quick, 20-minute workout. To make this a 30-minute workout, run, bike, or row for 10 minutes or do this 10-minute no-equipment cardio workout.
Equipment needed: jump rope and medium-weight dumbbells (five to 10 pounds)