4 Workouts to Blast Your Body Fat

Just because beach days are dwindling doesn't mean your workout has to. These four total-body cardio blasts, designed by Kristin McGee (private trainer to LeAnn Rimes), burn fat and tone muscle head-to-toe. Do the moves in order with no break. That's one circuit. Repeat twice, with a minute rest between circuits. Do the workout two to three nonconsecutive days a week, and your summer body will last all year.

Standing Leg Lift




Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, arms at your sides. Lift your right knee as high as you can and swing your left arm forward until it's parallel to the floor (A). Return to start and repeat with your left knee and right arm (B). Continue alternating sides, completing as many reps as possible, for 1 minute.

Tip
Brace your core to help control each leg swing. '

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Cardio Ski Hop




Start at the top of a pushup position (A). With your legs together, brace your abs and kick your legs to the right, bending them so your feet land just outside of your right shoulder (B). Hop back to start and immediately repeat on the left side (C). Continue hopping side to side for 1 minute.

Tip
Bring your heels close to your butt when you jump from side to side and keep your abs engaged.

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Hand Tap




Start at the top of a pushup position. Keeping your abs braced and your arms straight, lift your left hand, put it down next to your right hand, then return to start (A). Repeat with the right hand and return to start (B). Continue going back and forth for 1 minute, keeping your body in a straight line.

Tip
Pick up the pace to increase the total calorie burn.

Plié Plyometric Jump




Stand with your legs together, toes pointed out to form a V, and arms at your sides (A). Engage your abs and quickly jump up in the air, landing in the starting position. Repeat 20 times. Move your feet to wider than shoulder-width apart, knees and toes still turned out (B). Jump in the air, keeping your legs wide. Repeat 20 times. Alternate between the first and second positions for 20 more reps.

Tip
Land softly on the balls of your feet then roll down to the heels.

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