June 2022. This article is independently written by Shelby Golding. All opinions given are hers. Shelby has been certified as a personal trainer and nutritional specialist since 2007. In 2008, she found her passion for writing about these topics and hasn't looked back.
Low-impact workouts are an excellent way to get back into working out without putting a lot of strain on the body. As a result, the risk of injury is lower and less stress on the muscles and bones means you can stay active more consistently.
When it comes to exercise, consistency is more important than intensity, especially if you are getting back into exercise after a long absence or starting to exercise for the first time. Not to mention, waking up so sore you can hardly move after every workout is a deterrent for most people in the beginning.
Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of low-impact exercise and a few workouts you can use to get in shape for summer.
Benefits of Low-Impact Workouts
1. The chance of injury is lower
2. Improve your strength and endurance
3. Less stressful
Since low-impact workouts do not put so much strain on the physical body, the amount of cortisol released is lower and more manageable for our body to get rid of when we finish exercising. This means you need fewer rest days with regular low-impact exercise than with high-impact, high-intensity exercise.
4. Keeps blood pressure low
5. May help you lose weight
3 Low-Impact Workouts for Summer
1. 20 Minute Fat Loss Workout
1. Jumping Jacks (Step outs)
2. Standing Oblique Crunch
3. Standing Squat with Crossbody Jab
4. Standing Kickback with Dumbbell Row
5. Side Lunge with Dumbbell Curl
6. Front Lunge with Shoulder Press
By combining both arms and legs, you can target all of the major muscle groups and achieve a full-body workout in only 20 minutes! Give it a shot!
2. 20 Minute Summer Leg Workout
1. Right Lunge Pulses
2. Wall Sit (hold for 20 seconds)
3. Left Lunge Pulses
4. Air Squats
5. Right Leg Lift Pulses
6. Plie Squats
7. Left Leg Lift Pulses
Your legs contain many of the largest muscles in the body. By building up the muscles in the legs, you can increase fat burning to get in shape for summer faster. Muscle burns more calories than fat, so strengthening your legs is a surefire way to a leaner physique.
3. 20 Minute Floor Workout
1. Side Leg Raise (20 each leg)
2. Single-Leg Glute Bridge/Hip Extensions (20 each leg)
3. Plank Jacks
4. Inchworms/Walk-In, Walk-Out
6. Fire Hydrants/Abductor Knee Raise (20 each leg)
7. Donkey Kicks/Kick Backs (20 each leg)
Begin to increase sets and repetitions as you get used to the workouts.
Workout for You
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