6 Outdoor Workouts for the Warmer Weather
As the weather starts to warm up again, try a new outdoor workout to stay fit!
If you have a habit of avoiding the gym, take our advice and try outside workout routine!
Take our advice and try an outdoor workout for a change!
Physical activity and the great outdoors both provide several health benefits. Get the best of both worlds by implementing an outdoor workout routine!
Here are a few workout ideas for all of you who want to get outside!
Park Bench Dips
Are you tired of your arm flaps hanging down when you just want to wear your favorite tank top? Three words: park bench dips. You can find a park bench almost anywhere! Position your arms behind you, lift your butt off of the seat, and lower your body. Doing these with a narrow shoulder-width stance will target your triceps, whereas doing them with a wide shoulder-width stance will target your pectoral muscles.
You’re probably thinking, Why run on a trail when I could just run down the street or on the treadmill? Research shows that running on trails can burn 10% more calories than running on roads. Not only will you be burning a ton of calories, but you’ll also be strengthening your core, quads, glutes, and calves. If you want better legs, trail running is the way to go!
Many of us know the health benefits of doing yoga, such as increasing flexibility, improving strength and balance, boosting energy, etc. My personal favorite reason for beach yoga is the feeling of my toes in the sand. Not only are you getting a great workout, but on some level, you’re also using the sand to ground yourself, which is an extremely beneficial technique to improve your mental health.
Tree Branch Chin-Ups
Chin-ups, although difficult, are a very good workout to not only increase your strength, but also to reduce pain. If you have back pain, these can be very beneficial for you as they strengthen the muscles that stabilize the spine. Chin-ups will also increase your grip strength. Go find you a low-hanging tree branch and get to work!
Hanging Knee Pulls
Hanging knee pulls are another exercise that is beneficial for increasing your grip strength, but the biggest benefit is strengthening your abdominal muscles. Hang from a bar (or tree branch) and pull your knees up toward your chest and back down. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you can pull your knees up to either side to target those pesky, unwanted love handles.
Running the Stairs
Running the stairs is an incredible workout to improve your cardiovascular system. It increases your heart rate, and therefore your energy, and it lowers many health risks, including Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease, and even depression. Be sure to go easy on yourself at first, so as not to overexert your body. This is an intense one!
Grab a friend and a water bottle and get outside! You won’t believe how great you’ll feel.
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