Michelle Keegan’s beach body was more catwalk than cobbles this week, as she took the top spot in a poll on the best celebrity bikini body, beating Rihanna and Kelly Brook to the accolade.
But with holiday season in full swing, the time to snag Michelle’s bikini bod is fast running out. Never fear, Personal Trainer and outdoor fitness expert Rob Jones has put together some easy tips and exercises for busy schedules, for a bikini body without the A list budget.
Your Bikini Body Cheat Guide
TAKE TIME TO RECOVER
Leave at least 24 hours between strength exercises, focusing on the same muscle groups to allow adequate time for recovery. Recovery is important to allow your body to repair and build more muscle to help you achieve a toned and deﬁned look such as Michelle’s.
Trim body fat, gain deﬁnition and improve muscular condition by adding 'ﬁnal ﬁnishers' to the end of each and every workout. Finishers are 5-10 minute high rep, high-intensity workouts designed to hit all muscle groups with compound exercises and stimulate EPOC – a fat burning effect that lasts for hours post-exercise. Further support your exercise fat burn by adding a thermogenic sports nutrition supplement to your daily diet.
VARY YOUR EXERCISE FAT BURNING REPS AND SETS
It’s important to be working different muscles for an all over beach body, so split your workouts into different days that focus on different body parts. Always ensure that you balance the work on both left and right sides of the body and on opposing muscle groups.
The key to burning fat is increasing muscle mass. This can be achieved by completing 8-12 repetitions of key strength exercises and repeating this for between three to ﬁve sets. Be sure to rest at least 1.5-2 minutes between sets.
Ensure you include a mixture of cardio and strength building routines into your work-out regime. This way you will be rapidly burning fat with cardio and building muscle to raise your resting metabolic rate to use up more calories when you aren't working out.
Use nutritional supplements combined with a proper diet to aid fat loss. Look for multivitamins to replenish the nutrients that encourage healthy tissue growth and ensure your diet has the correct proportions of all the food groups
New metaburn is the latest combination slimming supplement, containing 15 active ingredients to help boost weight loss at the strongest level available on the market. Metaburn® ultimate fat burner works by increasing the body’s own metabolic rate, which in turn helps burn calories naturally.
It contains a unique advanced formulation called NutraActive® - a combination of Raspberry Ketones, Green Tea extract and Green Coffee Bean. Together these three ingredients alone were among the best-selling slimming supplements of the last 12 months, now together for the first time in a weight loss pill.
MetaBurn has been designed for people who want to turbocharge their exercise and fitness regimes, and is the ideal companion for those wanting to drop a dress size in the run up to their summer holiday. These three key ingredients, combined with extracts of Sinetrol and Capiscum, work together to maximise the calorie burning effectiveness of MetaBurn.
MetaBurn is just one of the new products in a range of weight management and healthy lifestyle supplements available exclusively from www.vitaminplanet.co.uk. £39.99 for 60 tablets
Natural Appetite Suppressant
The latest US diet supplement favoured by celebs such as Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears is finally available to buy in the UK.
New Lineaslim Effervescent Tablets, with active ingredient Garcinia Cambogia, help to boost the rate of diet success by suppressing the appetite, making it easier for dieters to avoid accumulating calories when they are supposed to be losing weight.
Garcina Cambogia, is a small pumpkin-like fruit native to Indonesia, Asia and Africa, which has traditionally been used as an ingredient to make meals more filling. As well as suppressing the appetite, Garcina Cambogia also acts as a fat blocker by inhibiting the enzyme Citrate Lyase, which plays a key role in converting carbohydrates and sugars into fat. This means it naturally halts the fat making process, along with decreasing the production of LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides.
Conventional tablets and capsules can take from 20 to 30 minutes to break down, before the body can start to assimilate them - once dissolved in water, the ingredients in Lineaslim Effervescent Tablets can be absorbed by the body in as little as 1 to 4 minutes, meaning the appetite is suppressed long before the next meal
Lineaslim Effervescent Tablets with Garcinia Cambogia are available from Boots stores nationwide and retail at £19.99 for 20 tablets (4.2g). The tablets are free from: artificial colours, flavours and preservatives, lactose free and suitable for vegetarians.
Green food for bloating
You may have seen a host of models supping on suspicious looking green juices of late, but where does the trend come from? Model Rosie Huntington Whiteley may have something to do with it. She set tongues wagging earlier this year when she revealed the latest secret from the Victoria’s Secret Camp this week. As RHW tweeted a snap of herself praising her ‘delicious green juice this morning. Great way to start the day,'.
The Mail Online revealed that the secret ingredient in her mysterious concoction was the Japanese wholefood, chlorella. Chlorella provides an energy boost prior to physical exercise as well as a repair and anti-inflammatory effect after training (chlorophyll content in chlorella helps to minimise inflammation and muscle stiffness post workout), and is believed to help stimulate the growth of good bacteria (Lactobacilli) to aid digestion as well as cleanse the bowel by clinging on to toxins like mercury, lead or pesticides in the intestines
Sun Chlorella is priced £21.95 for 300 tablets (a 20-30 day supply) and in NEW Sun Chlorella ‘A’ Granules, perfect for Rosie style super smoothies priced at £21.95 for a 20 x 3g sachets box (one month’s supply) available from www.SunChlorella.co.uk, free phone 0800 008 6166, www.victoriahealth.com, www.NutriCentre.com, www.bodykind.com, Revital stores, and good health stores