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Pumped Up for Summer Workouts

Cold winters mean lots of layers, warm sweaters, and big puffy coats.

Summer, on the other hand, is for sundresses, shorts, and sandals!

I don’t know about you, but I definitely need to pump up my workouts a few months before summer time hits to make sure I’m looking and feeling my best.

Even as a personal trainer, I tend to treat myself a little extra over the holidays. However, the holidays are over and it is time to get working on a summer body.

I’ve put together workouts designed to help you drop those pesky pounds before summer! Let’s get you ready for the pool, short shorts, and soaking in that Vitamin D.

This workout plan has 6 days of workouts and one rest day where you could take a walk, do yoga, stretch, or something else lightly active. Go through one week of the plan and then start again!

Choosing Your Weights

Choose a weight where you can keep good form throughout all the reps and are struggling to complete the last 2-3 reps. If you can get through all the reps relatively easily, then increase your weight for the next set. If you reach failure too early then decrease your weight for the next set.

The weight you’ll use for each exercise varies depending on the person and the muscle group and make take some trial and error to figure out. I recommend using a notebook and taking notes as to how much weight you lifted and how many reps you did so you know how to adjust next time you do the same workout.

Day 1: Strength Training – Chest/Shoulders/Triceps/Quads

Day 2: Strength Training – Back/Biceps/Glutes/Hamstrings

Day 3: Rev and Recover – Plyometrics/Calisthenics/Core

Day 4: Strength Training – Chest/Shoulders/Triceps/Quads

Day 5: Strength Training – Back/Biceps/Glutes/Hamstrings

Day 6: Rev and Recover – Plyometrics/Calisthenics/Core

Day 7: REST!

Follow this workout plan to see your best summer body results! If you’d like to add in the meal plan, head over to this post and get munchin’!

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Kami Price

Kami Price

Head Trainer & Nutritionist

Kami Price is the Head Trainer for IdealShape. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, a Pn.1 Certified Nutrition Coach, and Certified Yoga Instructor. Kami has been in the fitness world for over 10 years and prior to joining IdealShape owned one of the biggest private gyms in Utah.

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