SUMMER BODY BY JZL

Workout tips by one of our hottest JZL girls Rachel (http://instagram.com/rachel_365daysoffit). Rachel is a bikini competitor champion and model based in Los Angeles California.

SUMMER BODY BY JZL By Rachel Dennis

Guys 

As summer approaches, it’s impossible not to fanaticize about beach days, ice cold beers, and who doesn’t love a hot girl in a sexy bikini?  Sure, summer presents tons of opportunity, but are you ready? As the ladies begin to hit the gym for the ultimate bikini bod, it’s time to make sure you, also look your best.

This full body workout is designed to get your muscles pumped and your heart beating fast to give you those sexy, beach body cuts.

Cardio Training Workout

Head outside to a basketball court. Warm up with 5 minutes of jump rope, or by jogging the length of the court, baseline to baseline, 10 times. Now, here comes the fun part.

1.     Suicide lines – Repeat 5 times. (These are an all out sprint)

2.     Burpies – 30seconds

3.     Pushups – 30seconds

4.     Mountain Climbers – 30seconds

5.     Jump squats – 30 seconds

Recover by walking the length of the basketball court and begin again. Repeat 3 times.

Complete this workout 2-3 times a week in addition to your regular lifting routine and you will be ready to take on summer in no time.

Ladies

It’s about time to trade in the winter coats for fresh new bikinis. BUT, before we spend hours searching for the perfect bathing suit, we all want the banging body to go with it.

Typically, women will spend hours of passively riding the elliptical followed by another hour of crunches.  This is not the most effective way to tighten up. Instead,

I am going to show you a quick cardio workout that will give you a lean mid-section, toned legs and a nice round butt. The best part – you will be in and out of the gym in less than 45 minutes.

Cardio Workout:

Pick the cardio machine of your choice: treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike.  Choose the manual setting and begin at level 4. (On the treadmill, the level 4 will represent the speed, while on the bike and the elliptical this setting equals the resistance level). Warm up at level 4 for five minutes. Each minute after, increase the resistance level or speed (if on the treadmill) by one. Continue to increase each minute until you hit level 9 or 10. By this point your heart should be racing and you should want to stop… DONT! Return back to level 4 the same way, decreasing by one level each minute. Repeat 3-4 times.

Minutes                                                                     Resistance/Speed

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13 5
14 4

Whether you are preparing for spring break, or just looking to shed a few pounds, these workouts are guaranteed to improve your endurance while burning fat and creating lean muscle.