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8 Beach Workouts to do While on Vacation

Tighten and tone up fast by completing beach workouts — even when you're on vacation.

Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you have to skip working out. And, when you’re staying by the beach why not take advantage of the beautiful scenery and do beach workouts instead of hitting the gym. Complete a quick beach workout; then jump into the ocean to cool off and relax.

1. Walking Sand Lunges

Lunging in the sand is an excellent glute and thigh workout, and doing it on the beach means you can enjoy the peaceful view while on vacation. Begin by slowly lunging forward with one leg; then lunge forward with the other leg in a continuous motion while moving in a forward direction. Complete several sets of this exercise until your legs feel fatigued.

2. Sand Squat Jumps

After finishing up your lunges, try sand squat jumps to really work your butt and legs. Jump up and down, using your arms for momentum, until your thighs are about parallel with the sand and repeat the exercise. Complete several sets with your legs slightly wider than shoulder width apart and several sets of squat jumps with your legs close together.

3. Beach Jogging

Make beach jogging a complete workout by doing it slowly for 30 to 60 minutes, or complete beach interval training by alternating sprints with periods of slower jogs. Another option is to use beach jogging as a warm-up before you complete sculpting and toning exercises.

4. Beach Bear Crawl

To complete the beach bear crawl, begin in a plank position with your arms fully extended. Then, slowly crawl forward in the sand like a bear using your arms and feet.

5. Side-to-Side Shuffles

This exercise will make your legs and butt burn, especially when doing it in dry sand. Bend your knees until you’re in a squatting position. Then, shuffle to one side (stay in a squatting position) like you’re guarding a basketball player. Shuffle to the other side, and repeat.

6. Pushups

You can do push ups in your hotel room, but doing this exercise on the beach is much more enjoyable. Begin in a plank position with your arms fully extended. Lower your body down until your face is almost touching the sand. Push your body back up and repeat until you feel fatigued.

7. Burpees

Completing burpees is a full body beach workout that will get you results fast. Squat down and put your hands on the ground in front of you; then straighten out your legs behind you to complete a pushup. Quickly pull your legs back toward your body into a squatting position and jump up as high as you can. Then, repeat the exercise continuously.

8. Knee-to-Elbow Plank

This workout will tighten and tone up your abs in no time. Begin in a plank position. Then, slowly pull your right knee toward your right elbow and back to a plank position. Finally, pull your left knee toward your left elbow and repeat the exercise by alternating right and left knees to elbows.

You’ll be tight and toned in no time after completing these beach workouts that get results fast.

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