As warm weather arrives, most of us start wearing lighter clothes that leave our bodies exposed in all their lumpy, wintery glory. Gym workouts and personal trainers are great for getting back into shape, but they can put a strain on your budget. Fortunately, you don’t need to hit the gym to tone your body. Using a few simple techniques, you can sculpt muscles for free, leaving you chiseled and ready for the beach.
This move targets those pudgy love handles. A side plank may look easy, but it really gets your abdominal muscles working. The idea is to get your body perfectly in line horizontally while using the side of one foot and one forearm for support. Once in position, hold it for 30 seconds, then rest for 30 seconds and repeat. For an extra challenge, try straightening the arm that is not supporting the body. Do 10 reps at least three times a week.