Serve up your best body
You don't have to bump, set and spike your way to a beach volleyball body! Get the toned abs, sculpted shoulders and enviable legs of a beach volleyball player by following the tips of the pros themselves.
Let's be honest: Not many sports can hold a candle to beach volleyball when it comes to sheer sexiness. And who wouldn't want to look as good in a bikini (all year-round) as the pro volleyball players themselves? Well, you're in luck! On a recent trip to the AVP Atlantic City DO AC Pro Beach Volleyball Invitational, I had the chance to ask the pros, "How do you stay in beach volleyball shape when you're not actually playing beach volleyball?" Here's what they had to say.
Try a CrossFit-like workout
Fast-paced, full-body exercises performed to exhaustion are a big favorite of volleyball pros. Both Christal Engle and Tealle Hunkus opt for circuit training exercises focused primarily around bodyweight training; sprints, push-ups, pull-ups and core moves are a few of their go-to favorites. "My training is almost CrossFit-like. I do a lot of reps for time. I'm constantly moving to get my heart rate up," Hunkus says.
Likewise, 2012 Olympic silver medalists Jen Kessy and April Ross prefer full-body power exercises like the power burpee. "Our trainer has us do a move we both hate — a burpee. But this is a burpee with a jump onto a box. It's really tough."
Harness the power of the pro volleyball players by performing a high-intensity interval:
Rest for two minutes and repeat the circuit two more times.
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