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Workout Wednesday: The Twenty Minute Beach Bum Workout

Workout Wednesday:  The Twenty Minute Beach Bum Workout

by Danielle Gallagher

A year ago

Now that summer is almost here, it’s a great time to hit the beach with your little one. And while you’re there, why not get in a killer workout? Beach workouts are great because the sand can make things a little tougher.

The Workout

For the warm-up, start with jumping jacks. Do fifty jumping jacks as fast as you can. Make sure you bring your arms all the way up and you touch your legs when you come down- no cheating.

Once your blood gets pumping, you can get started. Try to find an area on the beach with a slight incline, and you can do the exercises on the incline for a harder workout. Do the following exercises, but don’t waste time transitioning in between them. Just go straight from one to another.

  1. 25 Pushups : When you do your pushups, try to keep your body flat. You don’t want to raise your glutes because that makes it easier.
  2. 25 Squats: While squatting, be sure that your knees don’t come over your toes. Get your quads parallel to the ground before you come back up, and focus on speed.
  3. 25 Mountain Climbers: Get in a pushup position and bring your right foot to your right elbow, tapping the ground gently with your foot. Then, bring it back and do the same with your left. One rep is complete after you’ve done your right and left leg.
  4. 10 Burpees: Complete ten burpees, being careful not to cheat.

Repeat the circuit 3-4 times, and be sure to stretch afterwards. If you have even more time, you can go for a 15 minute run along the beach before you start your exercises. Either way, it’s a great workout that you can squeeze in while your little one plays with the sitter at the beach.

 Hi Everyone!  I'm Danielle, and I'm a little bit of a fitness nut.  Since having my 1-year old son, working out has been a little more difficult.  Between breastfeeding and running around with a baby who does not EVER sit still, I've had to learn how to workout a whole new way.  Join me on Workout Wednesdays as I share my post-baby workout tips.  You can learn how to get (or stay) healthy while you juggle being SuperMom! 


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