After one of the coldest winters on record it finally looks like, for most of the country, summer is on its way. Trees in cities and parks are lush and green, flowers are appearing in window boxes and summer fashions are hitting the streets. If you overindulged during the long winter months and are wondering how you’ll make it into a bathing suit this year, you are not alone. According to research by Johns Hopkins University(1), most people gain somewhere between 5 and 7lb over the holiday season.
Don’t panic! The dog days of August are still a few weeks away and we’ve come up with 4 tailor-made exercises, and some powerful workout boosting supplements like Parker Naturals Nitric Oxide, L-carnitine and BCAA to help you reach your bikini goals faster.
Before you hit the gym, try a supplement like Parker Naturals pre-workout Nitric Oxide. These powerful tablets contain amino acids like L-Arginine and Citrulline Malate and are specially formulated to boost Nitric Oxide levels in your body, maximizing the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to your muscles during exercise and naturally enhancing your performance.
1 - Jumping Rope
While jumping rope may have been easy to do in grade school when you weighed all of 60lb, it is some of the most intense aerobic exercise you can do as an adult and burns up to 200 calories in just 15 minutes (2). Jumping rope regularly torches fat, and can improve your endurance, coordination, balance and conditioning too. No wonder Rocky was a pro! Insert intervals of just 2-5 minutes of jumping rope into your exercise routine to experience a slew of aerobic benefits.
If you are trying to lose weight as well as build muscle, as well as jumping rope, try taking just one tablespoon of Parker Naturals L-carnitine before your meals. Our powerful formula helps you convert fatty acids into energy, promoting weight loss as your body burns more calories with less exertion. It may also enhance brain function, prevent muscle damage and increase your endurance during exercise
2 - Push-ups
For a firmer upper body, and a tighter stomach and core you can’t beat the effectiveness of simple push-ups. If you’re new to pushups, place your hands below your shoulders and start with your knees on the floor. Lift your heels towards your buttocks and maintain a straight line as you raise your upper body off the exercise mat. Go slowly and allow your chest to gently touch the floor between reps, when you can comfortably perform about 12 pushups in a row, advance to the traditional push-up with your toes on the mat.
3 - Wall Sit
Wall sits are great for toning your thighs, hips, calves and also your lower abs. As an added bonus you can do these just about anywhere and they require no equipment. Simply stand with your back against the wall and engage your core as you step forward. Gently slide your body down the wall until you are in a sitting position with your knees at a 90-degree angle and your thighs parallel to the ground, hold for a count of 20-30 seconds. Perform 3 sets of 10 and you’re well on your way to firm, sculpted legs.
4 - Squats
While squats are usually thought of as a leg exercise they actually promote muscle building across your entire body and increase mobility and balance. Stand with your feet slightly wider apart than your shoulders and slowly bend your knees. Focus on keeping your knees centered over your feet until you reach as close to a 90-degree angle as you can get. Slowly return to your starting position and repeat 10 times for 3 sets.
To support rapid recovery and reduce muscle soreness and fatigue try taking Parker Naturals BCAA after your workout. Our filler-free formula helps increase lean muscle mass and will get you back to the gym faster with more energy and less exercise fatigue...
If you’re heading to the beach this summer, try adding these 4 exercises into your workout routine to tone and tighten your arms, legs and core. Remember, for extra aerobic and muscular support, rocket fuel your workouts with our powerful pre-workout Nitric Oxide tablets, promote weight loss and endurance with Parker Naturals L-Cartenine and recover faster with our post-workout BCAA. Parker Naturals also carries an array of health and wellness supplements for the whole family. Check them out HERE!
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