Outdoor Workout Routine

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Do You Desire a Change in your workout routine

 

If you feel like you’re feeling very tired of being cooped up in the gym day after day after day, it might be time to consider taking your workouts outdoors. Yes, I meant an outdoor workout routine. An outside workout routine can offer the same degree of benefits as a workout you’d do inside but it gives you the change of pace that you crave¬† and some fresh air. Plus, since you’ll have far more room in the outdoor setting to exercise, your choices of activities are greater as well.

 

Let’s take a quick look at a few of the top modes of exercise for you to consider adding to your outside workout routines.

 

Uphill Sprints

The first great workout to do outside is uphill sprints. Sprinting uphill is a perfect way to boost your cardiovascular fitness level and will also challenge your lower body strength as well. Sprint up a nearby hill as fast as you can and then turn around and walk back down again. Once finished, stop and repeat the process another six to ten times.

Bootcamp

Next up we have bootcamp. Bootcamps are hot right now because of the fact that they’re going to provide both a cardiovascular workout as well as a strength workout in one. If you dislike long cardio sessions, this is the perfect route for you to go. Boot camps also utilize a group atmosphere, so for those social butterflies out there, this is a great option to have fun, get fit, and meet new people all at the same time. Bootcamps are also a cost effective way to get in shape if you do want to be working with a personal trainer.

 

Rollerblading

A third activity on the list to consider for your outside workout routines is rollerblading. Rollerblading is going to help to work all the main muscles in the lower body and will boost your aerobic fitness as well. Rollerblade along some scenic trails in your neighborhood and you’ll have a workout that de-stresses you and energizes you at the same time.

 

Jump Rope

Jump rope is an awesome workout that can increase your heart rate tremendously in a short amount of time. Skipping with a jump rope will certainly build the strength of your internal organs especially your heart and lungs, therefore making you physically fit in no time at all. You can perform this exercise outdoors because it requires space for you to skip. If you are new to jump rope you can start be trying to skip 10-20 seconds at a time; you will see that your endurance will quickly build and build up drastically.

 

 

Park Strength Training

Finally, the last workout to consider is a park strength training. Parks offer numerous options to perform different strength based moves as you get fit. Perform pull-ups, hanging leg raises, push-ups, pike holds, lunges, squats, and burpees all while in the park setting. This is a great way to boost your muscle strength using bodyweight activities and stimulate the muscles in a way that is totally different from what you’d do in the gym. Try it, you will be glad you did.

 

So consider these four options as you come up with your outdoor workout routine to do as you progress through your workout program. Getting outside can just be the perfect way to keep yourself motivated.

Summer Workout Tips

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How To Work Out Safely During The Summer

 

 

I love working out during the summerinfact summer workouts; for some reason I push myself harder and I want to work out a lot more than during the winter, and my energy level is higher. The better summer workout outfits are motivation for me to get moving and look my absolute best. I guess it’s the sunshine, the warm weather, or maybe it’s because I know I will be wearing less clothing and I want to look my best.

 

No matter the reason, I love that I look my fittest during this time; it’s been going on since college. But either way, I am always in the best shape during the summer time, and I experiment a lot more with summer workouts. It’s all great of course, except that the temperature can sometimes rise above 100 degrees and because of our crazy humidity; the heat index is often over 110. With that being said, I think it’s clear that working out can become dangerous.

 

Listed below are some of the must know tips for outdoor summer exercise routines. It’s for your safety, and I definitely urge you to follow my advice on this one! I’ve had heat exhaustion before and it’s not something that you should ever have to deal with doing summer workouts. . . dizziness, nausea, and much more!

 

How To Workout

During The Summer Heat Wave Drink up. Of course you know the importance of drinking water, but when you’re sweating outside you have to work harder to drink enough to stay hydrated. Aim to drink 12-16 oz of water within 2 hours of your workout, sip on water during the workout and drink another 12-16 oz after you’re finished.

 

Staying hydrated has been proven to give you more energy and of course keep your body healthy too. Just think how much you sweat just sitting outside during the summer, now think about how much water you lose working out in it!.

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Bare More Skin. Wear loose, breathable, light-colored clothing. This way your skin can breath and the sweat can evaporate off faster. Now I will admit, I normally don’t walk around in just shorts and a tank top, but during the summer when it’s miserable out, I don’t mind!

 

Avoid the hottest time of day. I prefer early morning since the sun is up so early but there is still a breeze. Working out before work is the safest because there is still the morning chill, the sun is coming up and you’re not worried about people unable to see you as if you were working out at night and doing it outdoor. Don’t workout between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm, this is when the sun has no mercy on you. Later in the evening is great too, but I am not a fan of working out in the dark.

Sunscreen! It’s a must to keep your skin healthy, but go with a sweat proof version. An interesting study revealed that runners have a higher incidence of skin cancer than others because they neglect their skin. Whether you’re running a mile or 10 miles, it’s critical to pour on the sunscreen. There are several great products that are meant for athletes and won’t feel heavy or clog your pores.

 

That’s all folks! Now you just need your fat burning workout routines outlined and you’re good to go. I love interval training, I use my interval timer and create amazing short but highly intense and effective workouts! Intervals translates into harder work for a shorter period of time. . . under 20 minutes! That means less time in the heat. Remember you can always go back to longer workouts with longer resting time and alternate for longer to shorter workouts.¬† Now get to exercising!