Summer is coming. And you know what that means. Beach season is here, and that means shirts are optional. If you’ve been putting in your gym work throughout the winter, you just may be all ready to show off your hard-earned muscle. But if you haven’t, don’t sweat. There’s still time to build your best body ever.
That’s where this page comes in. Before you dive into the ocean, dive deep into these workouts, which are optimized to push you toward your best summer body. You’ll find everything you need here, conveniently categorized by muscle group. That means arm workouts for bulging biceps, ab moves that’ll make your six-pack pop, chest moves for beefy pecs, back builders that’ll finish out your V-taper, and leg sessions to deliver major glute gains. Just need a good sweat? We’ve got that covered, too, with a series of full-body routines.
These workouts will get you where you want to be, pushing you toward your muscle goals in the most efficient ways possible. And if you’re already in fun-in-the-sun shape, they’ll push you to another level, etching details onto the muscle you’ve already built.
Enough yapping. Your summer of muscle awaits.
This one’s about more than beach abs. A trim, ripped waistline doesn’t just look good when you’re out in the sun. It protects your bulletproofs your lower back and makes you stronger all-around (translation: You’ll build the rest of your beach body that much faster). You’ll need more than crunches to build those abs though. Start with these moves.
Building jacked biceps and triceps doesn’t just mean lifting the heaviest weights in the gym. Your fastest route to beach-ready arms is filled with precision techniques and slow, controlled reps. Learn the secrets of smart arm training, and you’ll unlock size, strength, and definition that’ll show whether you’re in a tank top, T-shirt, or no shirt at all.
Sure, flexing your biceps is fun—but once you take your shirt off, you’ll want to be able to stay confident with your chest. Whether you’re pumping out pushups or pressing through bench reps, these workouts will help you to stimulate the muscle growth you’ll want to go sans top.
The most underrated part of an eye-catching beach body: a well-muscled back. Build size and strength in your lats and middle back, and it instantly makes you stand taller and walk broader, and it’ll protect your shoulders and make your chest exercises more effective too. And maybe the best part? It’ll make your waist look slimmer! Start building that back right now.
Don’t just focus all your energy on your abs and arms–you’ll be wearing shorts along with your tank tops, after all, and you’ll want to fill them out right. Get your squat form locked down, use dynamic movements to get those quads and glutes ready for top billing. As the saying goes: Sky’s out, thighs out.
If you want to spend less time in the weight room as the weather improves but you don’t want to skimp on performance, these are the workouts for you. Put all the parts together with these full body crushing routines that will get you the most bang for your workout buck. You’ll address most of the major muscle groups in one go, making these the most efficient, effective routines you can use to get ready for the beach.
Want a little more guidance on the type of beach body you’re gunning for? Confused about how you should be describing everyone once their muscle is out and on display in the sunny weather? Check out our comprehensive guide on the terminology we use to ID muscle types and learn the difference between cut, ripped, jacked, and swole.