Do you remember when our parents used to yell at us to go outside and play? They would get so tired of us running around house munching junk food and fighting with our siblings that they would practically kick us out of house!
Well, we may not have same child-like activities lined up to get outside for anymore, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't still get out and enjoy world! Exercising outdoors has many benefits, and they include following:
- Little or no equipment needed to get a good workout - No crowded gyms or obnoxious people to put up with - No driving time to local fitness facility - No need to put on makeup or special clothing to workout at gym - Vitamin D enhancing sunshine for our skin - The ability to workout anytime, anywhere - even on vacation - Two words: Fresh Air
There are probably other reasons that you can think of why an outdoor workout would fit into your particular lifestyle, so now all you have to do is learn what kind of activities can be done outside.
Refer to following Top 7 list of exercises that are sure to leave you sweaty, worn out, and feeling great when it's all over!
Like all exercises, lunges should be done with absolutely perfect form. When done correctly, a lunge will work every single muscle in your legs at some point throughout movement, including all important Gluteus Maximus (that's primary buttocks muscle, for those of you not anatomically inclined).
Variations on lunges that require no equipment include; Standing Lunges, Alternating Lunges, Elevated Lunges, Rear Lunges, and Walking Lunges.
Push ups have always been one of most effective upper body exercises, but they have somehow gotten lost in world of shiny chest press machines and fleets of various types of exercise benches. However, push up is still an incredibly productive exercise, and it requires no equipment whatsoever.
The 3 basic push up movements include Standard Grip, Wide Grip, and Close Grip. Alternating those 3 types will ensure maximal stimulation to chest, shoulders, and triceps. In addition, you can elevate your hands to make movement somewhat easier, or elevate your feet to make movement somewhat harder.
Also, if you are really feeling brave, you can even throw in some Bounce and Clap Push Ups!
Many people simply don't understand incredible power of doing a Squat right way. Through improper instruction, inappropriate form, and just plain laziness, incredible effectiveness of Squat has been lost in mix.