How to Lose a Few Pounds Before Your Next Music Festival

exerciseMusic festivals are highly anticipated events during the summer. It’s a time for enjoying great music, being with old friends, and meeting new people. It’s a perfect venue to socialize, have nice conversations, and even finding a new love prospect! In the UK alone, more than 3.5 million people have attended music festivals in 2014. And the numbers continue to increase as more and more people gather in highly popular festivals like in Glastonbury, Reading, and Leeds.

But more than the music and the crowd, music festivals have become a place to flaunt and be confident about oneself, both on the inside and outside. People make an effort to look good, dress well, and feel great. And if you’re one of those conscious individuals who want to have a bangin’ body before you head off to the concert grounds, there are simple but effective exercises to help you lose those love handles and excess fat.

If you’re still a few weeks away from that big event, you can try out these exercises that will help you tighten your core, sculpt your midsection, and eventually melt away some of those excess fats in your body. Of course, having a demi-god body will take you a lot of time and effort. But engaging in these physical activities can be enough to give you the confidence to show-off your figure.

Because you only have a few weeks to get in shape, you want to do exercises that will engage your whole body. You’ll be surprised that you don’t have to do complex routines to get results. Some of the simplest things you can start-off with are:

1. Jumping Jacks

This plyometric exercise is the most elementary of all exercises, literally. People have known this since they were kids but you’ll be surprised how effective it still is in engaging all the muscles in your body. This is a good starter or warm-up in a workout routine as it will help your blood circulate faster and raise your heart rate signaling your body to get up and move!

2. Squats

If you’ve been sitting all day at work then this exercise is a great way to get your glutes sweating and your thighs working. From a standing position, all you need to do is squat which is basically the action of sitting minus the aid of a chair. Three to five rounds will get you sweating and feel free to add dumbbells to make it more challenging.

3. Planking

This exercise is basically a stationary one but this can effectively work your midsection and abdomen. A high plank is just like a pushup but without having to push your arms against the floor. All you have to do is maintain a straight body position while keeping your knees off the floor and keep your core tight.

It is also a good idea to buy in one of the best elliptical machines for home use. Double your efforts will definitely go a long way in helping you get in shape for the next festival. It is often underused when compared to treadmills and stationary bikes. This thing actually has the best advantage is it engages all parts of your body. By using the steps and the handles, you work out your arms, your midsection, your thighs and legs. Using this machine for 30 intense minutes will shed off a lot of water weight and calories.

Also read: Recovering after a Music Festival