Everyone wants to look great when they pull their shirt off at the beach for that first vacation of the summer. In some circles, this is referred to as the tah-dah effect, as in: “TAH-DAH, look at my amazing body I’ve been hiding under winter coats for months”.
Achieving a great, beach-ready physique isn’t easy. However, it is not nearly as hard as Instagram influencers would have you believe.
Truthfully, it just takes some dedication and a few other key ingredients to achieve the body of your dreams.
In this article, we’ll review the process for sculpting your ideal beach body through science-backed methods.
3 Steps to a Beach-Ready Body
When it comes to anything related to health, there are usually a few different ways to “skin a cat”. In this section, we’ll review one of these tried-and-true processes that will help you get lean and strong for summer.
Step #1: Be Strict with Your Diet
In recent years, there have been a few compelling studies that have challenged the idea of calories in vs. calories out being the only way to lose weight. However, that is a topic for another day.
What we do know, based on the laws of thermodynamics, is that if you consume fewer calories than you expend through exercise and other activities, you will lose weight. Plain and simple.
For this reason, it’s important to be strict with your diet when you’re trying to build a better physique. Not only do you need to be sure that you are in a proper calorie balance (or imbalance), you need to take in micronutrients in sufficient quantities as well. Micronutrients encompass vitamins, minerals, and a few other, key food elements.
Do you need to assign a friend to smack donuts out of your hand whenever you get tempted? No. But you do need to follow a reasonably strict diet, or you’ll never get those washboard abs.
Step #2: Don’t Neglect Your Mental Health
Often, when people are on a journey to improve their physical health, they allow their mental health to suffer. This may result in short term physique gains. But in the long run, allowing your psyche to deteriorate will be devastating for your life and, eventually, your body as well.
Achieving a great physique is fun and rewarding. That being said, there is much more to life than having a perfect beach body. Be sure to always prioritize your mental health by talking with friends/family/counselors, meditating, or participating in some other activity that fuels your mind and soul.
Step #3: Follow a Guided Calisthenics Exercise Program
The great thing about calisthenics is that they can be performed anywhere, with very little equipment. Some floor space and a bar are all you really need to get a killer, total-body workout.
However, there is a science to calisthenics training. If you aren’t confident in your ability to create a progressive exercise program on your own, rely on professionals, such as those who contribute to the Caliverse App. Download today!