Most people today are now health-conscious, and will take the necessary measures to boost their immune systems. The world is now slowly recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, and we now have the opportunity to do more activities, especially going outdoors. So, lets discuss the best outdoor workouts for you to try today. Read below to get started!
To keep our bodies fit and healthy, we need to have a proper diet and exercise. While many people might consider going to the gym, there are plenty of workout activities you can do outdoors to give you great results. Here are some outdoor workouts that you may want to try.
Full-Body Outdoor Workout Circuit
Before you begin with any workouts, you need to have at least a five-minute warm-up, such as light jogging or power walking. This will help your joints and muscles loosen up which is what you will need for your outdoor workout. After sweating a bit, it’s time to proceed with your session.
Find a clear area where you can have enough space to do this workout. Side leaps will work on your quads, glutes, calves, and inner thighs. Start by standing on a flat surface with feet together with a slight bend on your knees. Begin hopping to your right as far as you can and make sure that you land on the ball of your right foot. Your left foot should not touch the ground and proceed with hopping to your left as far as you can. You may do 20 reps for each side.
You will need a park bench to do the triceps dips, and work on your shoulders, core, and triceps. Position yourself by sitting on a bench with hands at the side of your hips. Begin sliding your butt forward and lower it to the ground with the support of your hands. Bend your elbows and position your upper arms almost parallel to the floor. Move back up to the bench slowly, then repeat at least 15 times.
Push-ups are one of the most common workouts that we can do. It helps strengthen your shoulders, triceps, chest, biceps, and core. With the same park bench, place both of your hands on the bench and make sure that your body is straight by walking your feet out behind you. Lower your chest towards the bench, then push yourself up again for at least 12 reps.
This type of outdoor workout can also enhance your mobility and balance. Look around your surroundings, such as a curb or a fallen tree that has a length of at least six feet. Raise your arms to your sides and imagine you are walking on a tightrope and reach the end of the length. Repeat to the other side and do this for about three minutes.
The side shuffle can increase your ability to balance your body and improve your movements. This type of exercise is also a good rugby workout for players of that sport. The side shuffle targets your inner and outer thighs, quads, and glutes. Begin the movement by standing with feet hip-distance apart, with your fists close to your ribs and bent elbows. Get ready to jump by bending your knees and launching, turning your body in the opposite direction. Repeat the process on the other side and do the set for at least one minute.
These are just a few of many outdoor workouts that you can do. Playing sports can also be beneficial but we still have to be cautious about each other’s welfare due to the pandemic. It is still best that you isolate yourself in working out and be creative with your self-care.