It may seem counterintuitive to address the best exercises for the summer during the spring. However, there are many among us who are already experiencing hot temperatures as the rest of us are vastly approaching warmer weather.
There are many summer workouts you can do outside or on the road for those that have busy schedules. These target the major muscle groups that we already use in our day-to-day activities. You can start utilizing these exercises now as you wait for the heat and sun to return.
Upper body exercises
Targets the chest, shoulders, and the arms.
Arm Circles. This exercise involve extending your arms straight out by the sides. Circle your arms forward for 20 counts and repeat by circling them backwards for 20 counts. This exercise targets the deltoids, trapezius, and the other muscles of the upper arms. This exercise is very effective for strengthening and toning the arms and shoulders!
Push-Ups. This builds up your triceps by pushing up with your hands tucked close to your chest. If you are not comfortable with doing a full push-up, start with your weight on your knees versus the balls of your feet. Or you can do an incline push-up with your hands on a piece of furniture that is at a higher level than your feet.
The Plank. This involves staying in a push-up pose for a set period of time. The key is keeping your core, quads, and butt tight without arching your back. This is a great exercise for core conditioning!