Are you ready for a weekend of fun, sun and sit-ups? While exercising may not rank high on your to-do list this Memorial Day weekend, I've created a quick, fat-blasting routine that takes the work out of your workout. No equipment required. Here's how it's done:
Warm-up: 50 jumping jacks.
Rotating toe touches. Start by warming up your body with a standing toe touch exercise. This move stretches out the hamstring and back muscles in addition to tightening and toning your tummy.
Plank-Ups. Planks are a total-body toning tool. Burn more calories in less time by upgrading your standard plank to a combined plank and push-up move.
Form fixer: Your body should form a straight line from your head to your heels, while the shoulders are aligned above the wrists. Keep your core muscles engaged the entire time to avoid droopy hips.
Reverse lunge hops. This lower-body exercise focuses on buffing up your booty, legs and core in addition to strengthening your stability and balance. The reverse lunge is slightly easier to master than a forward walking lunge because the front foot is planted throughout the duration of this circuit.
If you want to stay in swimsuit shape, don't take a vacation from your fitness.