It’s that time of year again. Time to shed the winter layers, unpack your bathing suits and revamp your summer workout.
“The best plan to lose weight and get fit for summer is two-fold. The first part is getting started on an interval training program, for at least 20 minutes three times a week,” explains Parsley Health’s San Francisco Medical Director Dr. Tiffany Lester. “This will burn more calories at a faster rate compared to a typical cardio routine creates a metabolic flexibility between burning carbohydrates and fats – thus leading to overall fat loss. The second part is timing your carb-heavy meals to after this type of workout to refuel your muscles instead of the calories being stored as fat.”
To help you with your workout we talked to San Francisco-based trainer Austin Lopez of AUSome Fit who crafted an exclusive workout plan for Parsley Health patients.
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Up first, is a list of bodyweight based workouts. These are perfect for those of you who prefer to workout at home or to take it to a park. Decrease the time rest time between three sets of each exercise to make the workout more intense.
- Sprints (High Intensity, Legs)
- Jump Squats (High Intensity/Bootie/Legs)
- Plyometric Push Ups/Push Ups/Push Up Negatives (Arms/Abs)
- V Sit-Ups (all Abs)
- Burpees (Everything, when both push up and jump are included)
Mix these up with three sets of 12 of each of the following weight-based exercises:
- KettleBell Swings
- Dumbbell Chest Press
- Weighted, Declined Reverse Crunches
- Weighted Glute Bridge
- Thrusters (Front Squat to Press)