If you are going to be spending some time at the beach in August to close out your summer, use the sand and water to stay in shape with the myriad activities you can do to tone and stretch your body. Below are quick, easy, and efficient ways to develop your core strength, stretch, tone your arms, and burn calories. Any or all of them will enhance your body, self-esteem, and enjoyment of the beach. When doing the exercises below, you should find the flattest part of the beach. 20-minutes of any of the these beach fitness workouts will improve your body and your well-being.
Bicycle Sit-ups: Lay down on your towel, place your hands behind your head with your elbows out to the side and start cycling away. Bring one knee towards your chest whilst extending the other leg, while meeting the knee with the opposite elbow. Switch from side to side. Make sure to keep your chest open with the elbow behind you remaining as expansive as is possible. Get full extension of the leg that is straightening. Do 30 repetitions.
Leg Lifts: Laying on your back with both legs outstretched, place one heel between the big and second toe of the other foot. Your arms should be straight along your hips palms face down. Elevate your legs (keeping them in full extension) over your pelvic bowl as you inhale, exhale lower your bottom heel to a hover above the ground (you’ll feel the point at which to stop when your core is maximally engaged). Do 10 repetitions.
Lateral External Oblique Waistline Crunches: Keeping your legs in the same position as for your leg lifts, with a big toe hooked a heel roll onto your right side so that you can bend your right elbow and rest your head in your palm. Place your left fingertip onto the ground in front of your chest (sternum). Press your left fingers into the ground and lift your right elbow off the floor to crunch your waistline. Pulse 20 times keeping your feet planted on your towel and your elbow off the ground. Roll over and switch sides. Do 10-20 repetitions on each side.
Fun Exercises You Can Do With Or Without Kids
Build A Sand Castle Or Dig A Hole To Stretch And Tone.