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Summer Prep Starts Now: How to Achieve your Bikini Body

Whether you have a bikini competition, photo shoot, your best friend’s wedding, a high school reunion, or you simply want to look great for swimsuit season, just about everyone has a reason to be chasing that lean summer bod.

I mean really, who doesn’t want to look their best for those days at the beach? But as much as we all want to get toned, it can be a LOT easier said than done.

It takes hard work and patience to build the body of your dreams. But the most difficult part might be knowing exactly what you need to do in order to accomplish your goals.

Many people think that to successfully burn fat you have to spend hours on the treadmill and limit your calories to pretty much nothing. But what if I told you that you could get in competition level shape without starving yourself or spending countless hours on a cardio machine?

Would you believe me?

Well, you can! It’s absolutely possible to get the body you’ve always wanted through challenging, dynamic workouts, and a strategic yet delicious nutritional plan.

I’m living proof that this can be done, and I’m here to show you how you can accomplish it as well!

What it Takes to Achieve Your Lean Bikini Body

Trainer Lindsey holding a plank

Developing your bikini body really comes down to toning your muscles and burning enough fat to let those muscles show through. These are the basic principles of a successful summer body workout plan.

Over the years we’ve been conditioned to think that steady-state cardio such as a long, drawn-out running session is the only way to burn fat. While this type of workout does burn calories, it isn’t the most effective way to lose fat.

It’s important to mix up your workouts and incorporate strength training and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) along with your steady-state cardio.

Just as important as your workouts though is your nutrition. You’ll have a pretty tough time burning fat if you’re eating too much, too little, or eating the wrong things at the wrong times.

Strength Training

Strength training, also called resistance training, is any workout where you contract your muscles to exert a force on an opposing force, such as in weightlifting. While weights are common, bands, stability balls, and even your own body weight can each provide an effective workout.

Many women are hesitant to begin a strength training regimen because they’re afraid of getting too bulky. However, this really shouldn’t be a worry, since developing a bulky, masculine physique requires months or years of extreme training and is not going to happen unless you’re working very hard for those specific results.

In reality, resistance training is an important part of a bikini body workout. It can give your metabolism a boost, helping you burn more calories during the day.

It can also help to increase your lean muscle mass which makes you look lean and fit! This type of training is a definite must if you’re looking for the most effective fat burning workout possible.

HIIT

Trainer Lindsey doing exercises by the pool.

Strength training isn’t everything though. You can’t forget about cardio. But not all cardio workouts are created equal, and the type of cardio training you do can have a big impact on the results you see.

During any workout, your body relies on both carbs and fat for energy, and you use one or the other (usually a combination) depending on how hard you’re pushing your body.

When you’re running at a slow to medium pace, a good portion of the calories you burn come from fat. Since you’re moving at such a slow pace, however, your total calories burned is pretty low.

During super high-intensity exercise, a higher percentae of the fuel your body burns comes from carbs. But at such a fast pace, you’ll burn a lot of calories. 

You can learn more about HIIT here, but to sum it up, HIIT is a workout method that includes alternating periods of high-intensity exercise with periods of rest.

Those super intense intervals will burn a lot of calories in a short period of time, and can help increase your rate of fat burning. That’s why when it comes to the best cardio for fat loss, HIIT takes the cake.

As effective as HIIT can be for fat burning though, it shouldn’t totally replace your steady-state cardio. Traditional cardio still has an important place in your training routine.  

Fat Loss Nutrition

low carb keto salad

Even if your workouts are on point, you won’t get the results you’re looking for if your nutrition isn’t also where it should be.

You’ve heard the saying that abs are made in the kitchen? Well, it’s true!

In order to burn fat and get lean, you need to effectively calculate and track your macros, making sure that you’re eating the right amount of fat, carbs, and protein every single day.

It’s all too easy to overeat (or undereat) if you are keeping careful track of your food. Nothing will sabotage your bikini body goals quicker than a poor diet.

My 12-Week Bikini Body Program

Trainer Lindsey sitting by the pool

Nothing happens overnight, and achieving your bikini body is no exception. It takes time to get meaningful results and you’ll need to put in the work, but in the end, it will pay big dividends.

But like I said, knowing exactly how to eat and workout can be the hardest part of the process. There are a lot of voices in the fitness industry, and many of them seem to be saying different things. You need a proven source that you know you can count on for good advice.

That’s why I teamed up with IdealFit to put together my 12-Week Fit Body Bikini Program. I’ve taken everything I’ve learned from my experience as a personal trainer and bikini competitor and compiled it into this complete guide!

In this program, I’ll tell you exactly what you need to do to burn fat, build lean muscle, and get fit in 12-weeks.

You’ll get a detailed training program, where I’ll show you the most effective workouts for targeting those important “bikini muscles”. I’ll also teach you the right way to implement cardio in order to torch as much fat as possible!

And forget about going hungry. I’ve provided you with several absolutely delicious meal plans that include some of my favorite recipes. You’ll also get a food substitution list and a macro breakdown for each meal, in case you want to follow your own meal plan.

The best part about this program is that it’s completely personalized for you and your body!  It’s divided into four 3-week phases that change with you as you progress through the program.

Based on your progress, I’ll show you exactly how to adjust your macros and cardio so that you can see best results possible.

This individualized, phase-based system really makes this program one-of-a-kind.

If you’re looking for an effective plan that will help you get beach body ready by the time summer gets here, look no further than my Fit Body Bikini Program!

Conclusion

Trainer Lindsey training by the pool

Unfortunately, there’s no magic pill or powder that will deliver bikini body results overnight. It takes time, effort, and patience.

But if you’re ready to put in the work, I’m here to show you what you need to do to get lean, toned, and build the body of your dreams.

Try my 12-Week Fit Body Bikini Program today and get ready to start burning fat and building lean muscle on the way to achieving your bikini body!

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Lindsey Mathews

Lindsey Mathews

Head Trainer & Nutritionist

Lindsey Mathews is the Head Trainer and Nutritionist at IdealFit. She is a NSCA-CSCS certified personal trainer, C-ISSN certified sports nutritionist, Pn. 1 certified nutrition coach, and a nationally qualified NPC bikini competitor. Before joining IdealFit, she ran the largest boot camp program in Utah County.


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