The fall is one of my favorite times of year; for some however, it can be dreadful. I get it. What I view as beautiful coppery colors and crisp cool air, others view as the earth dying and the gateway to a long cold winter. Regardless to where you fall of the spectrum, I think one thing we can all agree on is the fall is a good time to get those last few outdoor workouts in.
It’s time to think “outside” the gym box. Look for playgrounds, benches, even nature to help provide you with the equipment you need to complete your workout.
The following three workouts are ones you can do while you watch your kids play on the playground or at along a parkway. Now keep in mind I am 6-months pregnant here, I started out slow with 10 reps and increased the reps each week. Start out with a lower number of reps so you don’t get burned out.
Workout #1 Bench or Playground Dips
Find a level platform, like a playground base. Place your feet on one the ground in front of the platform. Place your arms behind you on the platform. Bend your elbows and slowly lower your torso until your upper arms are parallel with the ground. Repeat 10 reps.
Workout #2 Incline Push-ups
Place your hands on the platform or tree stub in front of you. Your arms should be straight. Bend your arms 90 degree so you are in a pushup position. Your body should be a straight, meaning your chest and booty should be in line. Don’t be poking that bum out. Push up to original position. Repeat 10 reps.
Workout #3 Rear Leg Raise Lunges
Stand a few feet in front of a platform or park bench with your back faces the platform. Place one leg behind you onto the platform. Bend that knee until it is a few inches off the ground and your stand leg is at a 90 degree angle. Raise back up to the starting position. Repeat 10 reps.
Sometimes I’ll just throw in a couple of these workouts while I’m watching Liam play at the park or at home in front of the TV. Whatever work rights?
Workout where ever and whenever you feel like it.