If you’re anything like me, then you already have way too many bikinis lined up on your shopping wishlist for the new season. With swimsuit weather around the corner comes the pressure to kick your fitness plan into high gear. While a toned body doesn’t appear overnight, there are exercises you can do to quickly tighten and define your core so you can feel your best once bikini season arrives.
Here are tips for how to get your abs ready for summer + my favorite bikinis from IconSwim that compliments the curves.
Before I continue, I do want to say this post was written ahead of time and I purchased these gorgeous bikinis when it was on sale. So no I did not get the price wrong. IconSwim always have a sale going, so don’t be discouraged. Scroll down to read!
Tones: Lower and middle abs
How To: Lie flat on your back and raise your legs, bending your knees to form a 90-degree angle. Place your hands behind your head and slowly crunch straight forward, pulsing your upper body toward your knees. Remember to keep your back flat, chin up, and try to get your shoulder blades off the ground for each crunch.
Reps: 3 sets of 30
Tones: Arms, core, and legs
How To: On a BOSU ball, position your arms shoulder-width apart and do a push-up. As you power up, pop your feet open, and then bring them back together as you go back down. The ball requires you to engage your core muscles while you complete this move, making it great for strength training.
Reps: 3 sets of 30 seconds
Tones: Middle and upper abs
How To: Lie on the floor and place your legs at a 90-degree angle with your arms behind your head. Keep your shoulders high and your lower back squeezed against the mat. Pump your legs back and forth in a bicycle motion, with your shoulders off the ground. We suggest crunching left and right, touching your elbow to your opposite knee to engage your obliques (a.k.a. love handles).
Reps: 3 sets of 30 seconds
ICONSWIM BIKINI FAVES:
Blue top featuring the word, Drippin in yellow with matching bottoms
Black, long sleeve, cropped top featuring a white trim design with matching vertically, striped high waist bottoms.
Blue top with matching bottoms featuring a cutout design.
Multicolor neon cropped top with a thick stripe design featuring matching bottoms with a thick waistband and color trim
Multicolor, floral print top with matching bottoms featuring a cutout design.
Orange top featuring purple straps with matching high-waist bottoms
Floral print cropped top with matching high waist bottoms. Bottoms feature a cutout and mesh paneling.
Redish orange colormonokini featuring a front keyhole cut out with an added strap.
Orange short sleeve, cropped top featuring a front knotted style with matching thin strap, cheeky bottoms.
Multicolor one-piece featuring keyhole cutout designs in the front and back.
Bright neon yellow top featuring left side gold zipper. Bottoms feature gold zipper down left hip and high waist fit.
Multicolor print top featuring matching bottoms with a criss-cross cut out design.
Living The Simple Life Set-Orange,$20
Yellow bikini top with matching high waisted, high cut bottoms. Paired with a yellow, half sleeve mesh top.
I will definitely be buying more swimsuits from IconSwim! The quality and prices are amazing plus the sizes range from xsmall-2x. Hopefully Rona decides to give us our Summer back so I can actually go to the beach or on a yacht somewhere that is beautiful and secluded. Unlike others, I have been staying inside making sure I don’t gain anymore weight and planning my next mini trip that no one is going to know about sssshhhhh.
HOW ARE YOU GETTING READY FOR THE SUMMERTIME? Comment Below!Tweet