Aside from warmer weather, weekend bottomless mimosas and allergies ?, the start of Spring brings about the opp to work out outdoors! During the colder months it’s easy to “fall” into a routine that works with our schedule… or drop out of one all together. I mean, who wants to leave the house when it’s brick outside? Well wonder about that no more since warmer days are here again! So “take it outside” and try these unconventional workouts to revamp your exercise routine asap.
1. OUTDOOR H.I.I.T
Take your light weights to your backyard… or roof top and run through this simple yet highly-effective H.I.I.T routine! Make sure your mat, towel and water are in tow.
2. RESISTANCE BANDS
I love resistance bands because you can roll them up, tuck them in a pouch and literally take them anywhere with you. Using them for upper and/or lower they are perfect to chuck in your pocket and go out for outdoor conditioning. Take them along with you to use for squats or lunges post-hike. It’s killer, trust me.
You can find super affordable resistance bands via Amazon.
3. AB WHEEL KNEE TUCKS
Step 1, buy or borrow an ab wheeler. Next, do the routine below and give your midsection a nice burn. This exercise is great for engaging the lower abdominal region and stabilizer muscles in the obliques, shoulders, and arms.
- Once your feet are secured, get into plank position.
- Keep the hands directly beneath the shoulders and the back straight.
- Roll the wheel in by bringing the knees towards the chest, keeping the upper body in place.
- Extend the legs back to plank slowly.
Repeat 8-12 reps, 2-4 sets.
4. OUTDOOR TRX
And if you’re feeling really adventurous, try taking your TRX ropes outside and try the circuit below!
5. TIRE FLIPS
Taking hardcore to a new level, tire flips are more than bad ass…they’re insanity. Hats off to the women who power through their cores to flip those bad boys across the trail. Try the below routine 3-4x.