Four Outdoor Workout Ideas:
Under 20 Minutes!
Use these outdoor workout ideas to enjoy the sunshine and work up a sweat! Spring weather invites us to get outside and these outdoor workouts will help burn fat. These workouts require no equipment (instead they make use of the best bodyweight exercises) and are a sure-fire way to get you fit. Being outside and enjoying the fresh air while you work up a sweat is actually pretty enjoyable and a great way to boost your mood! And there's so much more you can do than just running (which I personally despise and also can't do).
And remember, you can always take your iPad, laptop, or even phone outdoors to enjoy a workout with me and your Forever FIT family!
Outdoor Workout #1 Backyard Bodyweight Circuit
Using your own bodyweight is a great way to work up a sweat and force your muscles to activate. In other words, make sure you're really contracting the muscles in question instead of just going through the motions
The Workout (Repeat 3x)
- Walking lunges 10/leg
- Push-Ups 12
- Squat with step out 10
- Reverse Plank Walks (crab) 30s
- Mountain Climbers 30s
Outdoor Workout #2 Hill Sprints
(yes, I know this is running but it's more fun)
How to perform
- Run up the hill as fast as possible
- Walk back down
- Rest ten seconds
Repeat for a total of 16 rounds.
Note: Depending on how big your hill is you may need a bit more rest at the bottom or less rounds. That is to say, judge by how you feel and try to beat your times/rounds every other week.
Outside Workout #3 The Leg Burner Bench Workout
For this workout, you'll need access to anything elevated! A bench, stairs on a deck, a kids picnic table - anything. Safety first though, make sure it's secure!
The Workout(Repeat 3X)
- Bulgarian Split Squats 10/leg
- Feet Elevated Glute Bridge 20
- Close-grip push-ups 8-10
- Around the world lunge 5 rounds per leg
- Crab Walk 30s
Outside Workout #4 Speedy EMOM Workout For Busy Days
EMOM means every minute on the minute. For this full-body workout, you'll want to set a timer. Perform the reps listed as fast as you can (while maintaining form) and then rest the remainder of the minute. Start the next exercises at the minute mark and continue.
The more you go through the workout the more tired you get. the more tired the longer it takes you. Thus, less rest.
- Curtsy Lunge x8/leg
- Push-Ups x8
- Squats x5/side
- Single-Leg Crunch x4/side
Try to get in a total of 4-5 rounds if you have time!