Looking to blast belly fat during your leisure time? Next time you take a trip down to the beach with your family and friends this summer get active with these easy exercises!

The best part of working out at the beach is that the sand makes for lower impact exercises, and the added summer heat will allow your body to burn more calories and take your exercises up a level.

You’ll get results faster while having fun while you’re doing it, who can argue with that?

So below are the best exercises and activities I’ve found to be effective on the beach this summer:

This exercise is the holy grail of those looking for the beach body. It is a lower body exercise that can easily be done anytime and anywhere. Here is a great example of a well performed lunge: This exercises targets your glutes, hamstrings, and the quads primarily, and is by far my favourite exercise. Doing this exercise in the sand will also make your workout more effective, involving your balance muscles so you also get a great ab workout.

You really can’t go wrong with lunges on the beach.

Probably the best beach activity by far.

Get your friends together with a net and start a game of beach volleyball. You’ll sweat, you’ll have fun, and you’ll get a fantastic workout while doing it.

Beach volleyball incorporates your entire body and also gives you a great cardio workout. As an added benefit, it also works on your hand eye coordination which transfers into all of your other exercises, which I guarantee will benefit your 2017 summer in many ways.

If you are really adventurous, try standing in a “ready” position for most of the game so there is a constant tension on your muscles.

Beach Running This one is for the adventurous.

Beach running is a serious workout, and much harder than traditional running or jogging. Article source : phenq customer reviews. The sand really engages every muscle in your leg, effectively working your calves, quads, hamstrings, glutes, and core. It is a cardio exercise that will also build muscle. Just try it out for 10 minutes, you’ll see.

It is definitely much more difficult than normal, which is why it is one of my favourite beach exercises.

If the sand is too hot, you can try running shoes, or finger shoes such as Vibram Fivefingers (which I own and love) so it will allow you to go for a little longer.

Push-Ups And what workout article is complete without an upper body workout. The wonderful, all-encompassing push-up is the last exercise on the list for the 2013 summer season.

Push-ups are a fantastic way to use your upper body muscles, and doing them in the sand will guarantee an awesome abdominal exercise as well.

Depending on your skill level you can perform them on your knees, or in standard form, whatever you are able to do. Here is an awesome example of a good pushup: So the next time you hit the beach with your family and friends, or even by yourself this summer, be sure to take 15 minutes out of your day and try out some of these exercises to blast that fat away! You can even reward yourself with an ice cream cone at the end of the day!