You’re an in-shape guy and it’s summer. You know what that means. Now is the best time to show off your physique, whether at the beach or just out in public. It can be difficult, however, to keep that shape you’ve prepared for the summer.
For those of you who don’t have a fast metabolism anymore and can’t afford to have junk food or even a couple cheat meals, you understand how easy it is to feel bloated or out of shape after a crazy weekend full of alcohol and bad decisions. It’s demoralizing and annoying to be set back physically by indulging in the fun of summer.
Aside from avoiding alcohol and binge-eating altogether, there is an answer for how you can keep your body in shape and afford some crazy nights every once and a while . . . having a consistent, summer-long, high-intensity full body workout!
Stack.com offers a ton of workouts for overall fitness, but none better than their “Summer Full-Body Workout,” designed by qualified strength and conditioning professional Stephen Gamma, to ensure the results you need. Following the workout plan and being consistent with it is up to you, but hey, if you don’t, it’s your loss.
This workout isn’t for everybody, though. Some would just be better served running around 10 miles a week, doing push-ups, pull-ups, and sit-ups, which works too. But if you want to really see muscle growth, Stack’s program will help you target the main groups of muscles to change your overall physique.
If none of the above tactics are for you, there’s an alternative you probably haven’t considered yet because some deem it as a workout that “only girls do.” I’m here to tell you that there’s nothing wrong with grown men doing yoga.
Yup. Yoga is actually a very intense and challenging workout in certain forms, too. The primary focus of most yoga is to increase flexibility and relax the body. For those of you who really care about your gains, increased flexibility = increased strength, something to keep in mind. Yoga has a lot of benefits that even some regular yogis are probably unaware of, as well.
If your main concern is your stomach and abs, then fear not; a lot of yoga stretches target the abdomen and obliques like no other workout can. The balance required for yoga strengthens your core just as well as any abdominal workout, toning the abs in the process, too.
The difference between yoga and other ab workouts? Yoga is so relaxing, you’ll forget you’re even working out!
Don’t waste time and money hiring a trainer if you don’t have to. Getting your body where you want it to be starts with you first. If you’re willing to put the work in, you’ll get in shape. But do your research. If you’re reading this, it’s not too late.
The workout plan above and a couple sessions of yoga will revamp your body, especially if you’re new to strength and conditioning. Try to commit yourself to one or both of them this summer if you want to see some results!