Gina’s Summer Body Prep Circuit
Gina Aliotti’s Summer Body Prep Circuit
We are officially building our summer bodies NOW. You will love this circuit workout because it will help shape the upper and lower body but boosting the metabolism and tapping into those fat stores. I am all about efficiency and this circuit workout is a great way to be efficient with your time while reaching your bikini body goals. In this circuit, you will move from one exercise to the next then resting after completing all 5 exercises. The goal is to repeat the circuit 2-3x. Have fun and keep that bikini body vision alive with each and every rep.
Place your hands shoulder width apart on a bench behind you and legs straight out in front of you, one foot crossed over the other. Slowly lower your body as you inhale by bending your elbows to lower your body towards the ground. Once your elbows are at about a 90 degree angle, exhale while press yourself back up to the starting position. Repeat movement 10x then switch legs and repeat another 10 reps for a total of 20 dips.
G-Tip: If you are a beginner, you can start by bending your knees and work your way up to fully extending your legs out in front of you. Keep your elbows in close to your body and don’t allow them to butterfly out.
Start sanding with your feet slightly wider than shoulders width distance and holding a pair of dumbbells in each hand at your shoulders. Drop down into the bottom of a squat position, keeping dumbbells at your shoulders. As you stand back up, press the dumbbells over head performing a shoulder press. Lower back down to into a squat position while bringing the dumbbells back down to your shoulders. Repeat the movement until you have completed 15 reps.
G-Tip: Really focus on driving up with your heels and at the top of the thruster, squeeze your glutes before lowering back down to the bottom of the squat. This extra squeeze will really target the glutes that much more.
Start with your body parallel to the ground, on your toes and arms directly over your shoulders. Lower down until you are a few inches from the ground then press yourself back up to the starting position and repeat the movement, slow and steady really focusing on keeping your entire body tight. Perform 10 reps.
G-Tip: Focus on keeping your entire body engaged throughout the push up. Don’t let your tummy relax, focus just as much on your tummy and sucking it in as you are performing the push up.
Start Standing with your feet about shoulders width distance and holding dumbbells in your hand with a reverse grip. Slightly lean your body forward so you are at a slight angle and not standing up straight. As you exhale, bring the dumbbells up towards the sky until the dumbbells are at eye level then lower dumbbells back down to the starting position and repeat until you have completed 15 reps.
G-Tip: This slight forward lean will deactivate your traps and put the emphasis of the exercise on your front delts, which is the focus of this movement.
Start standing at the top of a lunge position with one foot in front of you and one foot behind and hands on your hips. Lower your body towards the ground until your knees is a few inches off the ground. Use your front heel to press yourself back up to the starting position then repeat 10x before switching legs and repeating an additional 10 reps on the other side.
G-Tip: Stationary lunges can be done with weight as well. If you are more advanced or feeling like an added challenge, hold a dumbbell in each hand. Core stability and balance is really important here so be sure you are steady and balanced before adding additional weight to the lunge.
Rest 3 minutes then complete the circuit 2-3x depending on how much time you have and your level. The goal is to move through the exercises quickly to boost your metabolism while working your entire body.