As the day gets warmer, the stuffy gyms start to look more and more unappealing. One of the best ways to blast fat is to take your workout outdoors where there is plenty of space to explore your inner athlete. It provides a change of scenery from your regular routines at home or gym. Exercising outdoors will make workouts more fun and enjoyable. Aren’t we all looking for ways to enjoy our workouts?
These are 6 outdoor workouts to help you get in shape:
CrossFit on the road
As we all know CrossFit is a physical fitness exercise philosophy and a competitive fitness sport. Taking this CrossFit workout outside which require very little or no equipment will help you shed those extra kilos and build muscle.
- 10 burpees
- 20 bench jumps
- 30 pushups
- 40 squats
- 50 lunges
Hill sprints are a type of HIIT workout that burns a significant amount of calories in a relatively short time. As your body battles gravity, hill sprint acts as a strength training, strengthening your entire body in the process.
Warm up for 10-15 minutes.
12 hill sprints, walking back down as active rests before starting the next
- Sprints 1-4: 50% effort
- Sprints 5-8: 75% efforts
- Sprints 9-12: 90-100% efforts
Stretch to cool down for 10-15 minutes after you are done
Monster medicine ball workout
The most popular with 3-D ball workout is to pick it up and throw it over the shoulder in an upright position. Do as many rounds as possible within 10 minutes
- Clean and toss – reps 8
- Throw sprint-ball slams – reps 10
Make sure you are in an open field for this workout.
Outdoor Cardio Meltdown
Grab a mat and a timer and you are good to go.
- 10 long jumps
- 10 pushups
- 15 burpees
- 15 sumo squats
- 20 mountain climbers
- 20 bicycle crunches
HIIT the court
Have a basketball or volleyball court nearby?
Make it your gym for this high-intensity interval training workout which burns major calories
Use the outline of a volleyball court or similar to perform the drills below
- Side shuffles (6) – Side shuffles the full distance of the court and back.
- Sprints (5) – Running forward from one end of the court and then jogging backward.
- Lateral hops (30) – Jump over and then back over a full court line, facing forward the whole time.
Jump rope conditioning workout
Do 10 reps of each type of jump, then sprint for 5 seconds turn around then sprint of another 5 seconds.
- Single leg same foot
- Single leg alternating
- Cross hands
- Double unders
- Cross feet in and out laterally
- High Knees
- Crossing Hands
Working outside makes you feel refreshed and more energized which helps you push more and get the best of your workouts. Make sure to keep shifting workout routines to break the monotony and have fun working out.