So you're heading to Coachella this weekend - or maybe next weekend - or maybe Stagecoach the following weekend --- regardless of which festival you have planned on the horizon, I'm willing to bet you want to look (and feel) your best! That's why we've pull together some of our favorite fat-blasting, muscle-toning, on-the-go, do-anywhere exercises that will keep you looking (and feeling) your best!
Festivals always include a TON of walking and standing around. This is why we think it's important to focus on your cardio while also full-body toning. Whether you are one of those people who bounce from side-to-side as you dance or you are a "wave them from side-to-side" person, these exercises have you covered.
Complete 3 sets of 15-20 repetitions. Try to run/jog for 5 minutes between each set for even more cardio. Dumbbell weights can be anywhere from 5-15lbs.. depending on your fitness level.
(tones the back of the thighs and the shoulders)
With your knees soft and your feet together, bend forward at your hips keeping a neutral lower back & lower your weights toward the floor along the front of your legs until you feel a stretch in the back of your legs. Stand back up tall as you press your hips forward to stand straight. Pull the weights up in front of you by pulling your elbows up and out to shoulder height. Bend back down and repeat!
(tones the thighs, gluts, core and shoulders)
Stand tall with your dumbbells by your sides and step back into a reverse lunge as you raise your arms straight above you. Stand back up using your front leg pushing thru the front heel as you slowly lower the weight back down to your side. As you lift out of the lunge, bring your back leg up and tuck it into your chest. Repeat on each side.
3. Plank & Row
(tones your lower abs, waist, back, shoulders and thighs)
Begin in a plank position holding onto your dumbbells tightly. Slowly shift your weight onto one hand as you row the other up to your side. Keep your core tight to resist rotating. Lower the weight down and repeat for the other side.
(tones the inner thighs, quads, gluts, chest, shoulders and core)
With your feet a bit wider than shoulder width, squat down - keeping your knees in line with your toes. When your thighs are parallel to the ground, hold the dumbbell (or medicine ball) between your legs. As you stand up, twist to one side and raise the weight above your head on the same side. Keep your core strong. Squat and repeat on the other side.
5. Plie & Punch
(tones the inner thighs, gluts, shoulders & triceps)
Begin with your feet wider than shoulder width and your toes pointing out. Lower your body down to the ground to the point where your knees are in line with your toes. With dumbbells, curl up in front of you, then punch to each side across the front of your body. Stand up and repear.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lindsay Vacek has a passion for style, details and design. As a Fashion Editorial Photographer, she's worked in the Entertainment Industry for over 10 years and has a love for adventure and travel. She spends her spare time globe-trotting her way through foreign countries and loves new cultures, food, music and the arts.