The summer season is coming, and it’s the best time to show off your beach body, whether you’re going to the beach to catch some waves or going island hopping in the Caribbean. Let’s look at some tips to prepare your beach body this season:
Do a bit of weight training
Hitting the beach is the perfect opportunity to flex your biceps and glutes. Before the season starts, strength training that includes daily pushups, crunches, and deadlifts is the best way to go. Mix it up with bicep curls and Arnold presses that work wonders on your arms. If you want to achieve rock-hard abs, do hanging knee raises and planks. Follow through with this workout plan and achieve a beach body that stands out.
Eat a fit diet
You won’t achieve your workout goals and, more importantly, an impressive beach body if you don’t have the proper diet to go along with it. Stay off of high-cholesterol meals. Instead, go for foods rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. If you want to cut down on belly fat just in time for your vacation, try intermittent fasting or a ketogenic diet.
Upgrade your beach wardrobe
The fact that you’re showing more skin on the beach isn’t a good reason to overlook the importance of choosing what to wear. Whether it’s a Speedo or cargo shorts, you still want to wear something comfortable to emphasize your beach body. If you are shopping for a pair of swimming shorts, go for ones that fit your legs but are not too tight. You should also consider your height when choosing shorts. If you are short, go for shorts that lie one inch above the knee. You can also opt to wear a button-up shirt with the first two buttons open to reveal your chest.
Show off some ink
Tattoos help emphasize your beach body, so it’s best to show off as much of them as possible. If you have a minimalist tattoo at the back of your neck, clear it off any hair by tying it into a bun. In case you have full-sleeve tattoos, go topless the entire day. Be sure that you know how to take care of your tattoos while swimming and under high heat. When it comes to taking care of your chest tattoo that has just been inked, make sure to apply moisturizer and sunscreen. Make sure that you also avoid taking a dip in the water. If your tattoo is only a few weeks old, water may cause discoloration and infection.
Tan up your body
Are you planning to return home with a great tan? Make sure your body is protected from overexposure. To get the right amount of tan, use sunblock with at least an SPF of 30. You should also pick the right place and time for getting a tan. Once you have lied down, give each side at least 10 minutes and switch frequently to achieve a more even tone.
Make your beach body everyone’s object of envy and make this the best summer for showing off some skin.