If you feel like you’re a little on the skinny side and still resemble your teenage self, or if you’re still carrying that little bit of extra Christmas weight then the thought of summer is probably chilling you to the bone.
Whether you’re going on holiday or staying at home this summer there will be a point when the sun will finally make an appearance, and the t-shirt will have to come off. But if you don’t want to risk looking like a baby bird during the topless opportunities of the inevitable sporadic summer that will hit, then there is a way to bulk up as body building for beginners is pretty straight forward. There are just a few things you need to follow in order to get that perfect beach body this year.
What to use
Firstly you need to know what to use when you begin your new body quest. Most people when starting out will go straight for the oversized weights, but there’s no need to try and impress anyone as everyone has to start somewhere. When you’re just beginning all you’ll need is a pair of dumbbells and a bench.
When you’re just starting out it’s important not to overwork yourself, so don’t start following exercise regimes that have been put together by professional body builders, because chances are they are a little bit more advanced than you and you’ll just end up causing yourself an injury. Start off by working out every other day, so maybe a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and then rest on the days in between.
Sticking with the theme of not over exerting yourself and falling prey to a slipped disc before you’ve even began making a dent in the spare tyre you developed over Christmas, it is important to get your exercise timings right along with your days and equipment. Before exercising it’s important to warm up with a number of stretches, which should take about five minutes, and then whilst doing exercise sets (depending on which one you choose) it is important to rest in between these too, usually one minute. Overall these sets should take between 45 and 60 minutes, and cardio exercises should be between 20 and 30 minutes.
Finally one of the most important parts of your entire beach body building regime is your diet. Ditch the fatty foods and takeaways, you’ve heard it all before but it actually works, and take control of your calorie intake and maintain a good level of carbohydrates and protein as this is important when exercising. If you can’t come up with a good diet by yourself, remember there are plenty of diet plans readily available.
There you have it, a few easy pointers to help you achieve the beach body that won’t have you worried this summer.