Fast and effective so you have more time to party.
The next four weeks will get you to your dream body by whipping the top trouble zones into shape.
We tapped Shaun T, the brains behind the fast-working Insanity fitness programme, to be your trainer this month for sculpting pool-ready abs, arms, hips and thighs. “Women tend to have a stubborn jiggle in their upper arms,” he says, so he built in the dip and reach move for rock-solid triceps.
Plus, the entire routine will flatten your belly. “Always engage your core and every move becomes an abs move,” he explains. “Those muscles should be burning during push-ups, jumps, squats...”
Better yet, all that superfirming takes only 10 minutes three times a week. “You don’t have to work out for an hour to get into bikini shape,” Shaun T says. “You can get lean and tight with a 10-minute routine. But every second of it has to count.” To hit that intensity, give it everything you’ve got in 20-second stints as you work through these eight moves.
Let’s bang it out!
2 DIP AND REACH Works triceps, abs, butt and hamstrings Sit with knees bent, feet flat, palms pressing into floor with fingertips pointing forward. Press into palms (elbows bent back rather than out to sides) to lift butt a couple of centimetres off floor to start [ a]. Straighten arms, extending and lifting left leg and reaching right fingertips to touch foot [ b]. Lower to start position. Switch sides; repeat. That’s one rep. Continue alternating sides as quickly as you can for 20 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds. Repeat.
1 SCISSORSSTANCE JACK Works butt, quads, hamstrings and inner thighs Stand with feet wider than shoulder-width apart and arms by sides. Squat, reaching right fingertips to left foot and left arm back and up with palm facing in to start [ a]. Jump, crossing right foot in front of left and swinging fingertips to chest level with elbows bent out to sides [ b]. Land in start position with opposite arms. Switch sides; repeat. That’s one rep. Continue alternating sides as quickly as you can for 20 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds. Repeat.