Hitting the beach this summer? Before you start guzzling frozen drinks, hit the beach for a quickie workout, no equipment required. Head out to the beach early while it is still cool and there are less people to crash into while you are sprinting :) My suggestion is to begin by doing this workout closer to the water line where the sand is harder and moist, and then once you become better at it, you can move to the softer sand for a tougher workout (but also potentially a more dangerous one in terms rolling ankles and things while sprinting, so be careful).
Begin with 5-10 minutes of light dynamic stretches like high knees, walking lunges, skips, straight leg kicks, heel kicks and side trots and a few minutes of jogging. Then, perform each of the following 2 circuits for 10 minutes each (20 minutes of work total):
Lower Body Circuit – Complete as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes
Take a 1-2 minute rest, grab water and then:
Upper Body Circuit – Complete as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes
Finish up with a short cool-down, walking down the beach and static stretches for the hamstrings, quads, glutes, calves and upper body. Have fun! ox Jill