The number one mistake people make when starting a plan to get 'beach ready' is not starting soon enough. Don't let that be you, put down your phone / mouse now and go and start training. Actually, scratch that: maybe finish reading this article first.
I'm going to run you through a three day-a-week weight training plan, plus two body weight sessions and some low intensity work to you get you shredded and ready for some topless beach 'bathing. This is a great option for dropping body fat and getting that six-pack out in time for the summer sun. The plan is geared to work your body in every rep range, challenging you to maintain muscle and shed away body fat.
Each session should be performed once per week, with the heaviest weights you can manage without doing yourself more harm than good.
Superset 1 – five sets, one minute rest between sets
Superset 2 – two sets, one minute rest between sets
Circuit - four rounds
As many rounds in 15 minutes as you can. Then follow it with a 15-minute incline walk. Go!
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You know the drill, as many in 15 minutes as you can. Followed by a 15-minute incline walk.
Circuit – four rounds
Nutrition For A Beach Body
To get beach ready and reveal those abs, your food needs to be on point. You can't out-train a bad diet. Bad nutrition = no abs. Food is the most important area to consider when seeking a defined body; a six-pack is built in the gym and the kitchen, with the focus on the time you spend in the kitchen. It isn’t as simple as just calories in vs. calories out, however, as the source of the calories is just as important.
A calorie is not just a calorie when it comes to six-pack abs, the quality of your calories is also vital. For example, 100g of chicken won't have the same effect as 100g of sugar in your quest to getting beach ready. Eating the correct calories for your goal is important and also eating healthy choices geared towards results is also crucial. I'm going to tell you exactly what to eat next week, but for now, follow these ESSENTIAL diet commandments: