Your Guide to Getting a Beach-Ready Body

It's official: Bathing suit season is upon us, and if you haven't been able to hit the gym to tone up as much as you'd like, this can be a terrifying realization. We turned to our friends at Crunch Gyms, who designed a full-body workout plan to get us beach-ready. Trainers Michelle Williams and Carol Johnson taught us targeted exercises for different body parts, and if you mix these moves up in your workouts three to four times a week, you'll be ready to rock that bikini in no time. Read on for Crunch's beach body workout.


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    Squat with Bicep Curls: With your knees bent in a full squat position, do eight sets of bicep curls with your elbows pulled into your sides, extending your arms down past your knees and then back up to 90 degrees. Next, do eight sets of curls lifting the weights up to your shoulders and back down to 90 degrees. Finish with eight sets of full bicep curls, moving your arms all the way up to your shoulders and all the way down past your knees. Start with five-pound weights.

    Hammer Curls: Hold the weights like a hammer and repeat the sets of eight above.

    Bicep Half-Sit Up: Do a basic sit-up with a set of weights. At the top of your sit-up while keeping your core engaged, do a bicep curl, really focusing on squeezing your arms when you curl in.

    Pushups: A classic! Do as many as you can while still keeping your form correct. If you can do five-10 reps, that's a great start.

    Kathryn Wirsing
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