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Tip #5: How to Train to get a “Beach Body”

Summer is coming, with the longer nights and warmer temperatures which means it’s time to hit the gym to get you a summer “beach body”

So we have created a few simple training tips to give you some inspiration, you can either pop these into your gym sessions or even into your client’s training programmes. Each week we will be posting a tip for you to use in the gym, there are 5 so keep an eye out.

Candid shot of real healthy and fit woman performing hanging leg raises on outdoor fitness station in sunset at beach promenade. Showing strong abdominal six-pack.

Tip #5 –Train your abdominals the correct way for development

Everyone wants a six pack, of course having a six-pack is the ultimate body goal. So how do we train our trunk to gain optimal results?

Exercise physiologists and other experts agree that most stabilising muscles of the body are comprised mainly of mitochondrial mass and density. This means the muscles are highly resistant and have greater endurance capacity when training. So we presume this would mean high reps are the way to go right? However, when training the abs correctly you should not be able to accomplish more than 15-20 reps for any given movement.

You must keep your abs tensed throughout the whole movement for development; next time your training, assess yourself, are you actually tensing all your abdominals throughout the whole movement?

A tensed core is the only way to ensure fatigue in the muscles that will lead to an adaptive response. Also due to the mitochondrial density abs can recuperate quicker than other muscle groups so you may train your trunk a little more frequently for development.

We hope you have enjoyed our 5 Tips for training for a summer beach body.

Revisit our tips:

TIP #1 – TRAINING WITH HIGH VOLUME OF WORK
TIP #2 – TRAIN WITH FREE WEIGHTS TO BUILD MUSCLE AND CREATE AN ANABOLIC RESPONSE
TIP #3 – PERFORM HIGH-INTENSITY ANAEROBIC INTERVAL TRAINING OVER AEROBIC TRAINING
TIP #4 – MOVE DAILY

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