Some Great Beach Ready Toning Tips

It's a universal paranoia: everybody feels as if they're being watched when they go to the beach. Everybody worries they're too flabby; everybody worries they stand out.

Putting in a little exercise before your holiday can really improve your confidence as you walk out wearing your swimming costume. These specialised beach ready toning tips are designed to maximise the effect of your work in the shortest time to get your body looking how you would like it to.

  • Thighs: To get tight and defined thighs without overdoing it, stand with your feet slightly separate, put your right hand on your left shoulder and your left hand on your right shoulder, keep your head facing forwards and your back totally straight, and lower your body down, bending your knees. You should feel a tingling in your thighs. Repeat 15 or 20 times.
  • Stomach: Having a saggy stomach can really undermine your self-confidence on the beach. To bring your belly bake into shape, try some simplified stomach crunches. Lie on the floor with your arms crossed over your chest as in the previous exercise. Keep your back flat but bend your knees -- this is really essential, as it can prevent an injury to your lower back. Use your belly muscles to slowly lift yourself forwards while pressing your lower back to the floor. As you reach the peak, slowly lower yourself back down. Repeat 20 or 25 times.
  • Running: Taking 20 minutes 3 or 4 times a week to go running, jogging, or brisk walking depending on your fitness can really help you lose those extra pounds. As with all demanding exercises, be careful not to over-exert yourself, and if you have any underlying health condition, especially a cardiovascular problem, be sure to check with your doctor before you start any running regime.
  • Stretching: Most people know they ought to do some stretching before starting their exercises, but do you know it's best to stretch after, too? After working out, your muscles move to contract. A decent spell of stretching can stop your muscles shrinking and losing the hard-earned effects of your exercise.

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