Now that Spring is finally here, we are beginning to see more day light and are anxious to spend more time outside. Instead of running on the treadmill or doing box jumps on plyometric boxes, why not go outside to get a workout in and soak up the sunlight and fresh air! Leave the weights inside, grab a towel and head outside for your next sweat session!
1. Lace up your sneakers for a run
Spring is the perfect month to take your running outside. The weather starts to warm up and the beauty of nature begins to bloom and blossom. Instead of running on the treadmill, visit a running trail, go to your local park or even hit the roads of your neighborhood. The change of scenery is a great mood booster and the fresh air is invigorating. You’re guaranteed to have a great run and feel refreshed afterwards.
2. Workout right outside your front door
Open your front door and you could be working out right outside on your steps! You might get some strange glances and glares, but don’t let that stop you from getting your sweat on! Follow this easy and convenient 10 minute workout that will have your heart racing. An interval timer or stop watch is necessary
Front Step Workout
Complete Two Rounds of the Following:
Step jumps for 1 minute.
Start at the bottom of your steps and take one big jump onto the next step and repeat this movement until you reach the top. Once you get to the top, jog down the bottom and repeat for one minute.
Air squats for 30 seconds.
Once the first round of step jumps are completed, get right into air squats for 30 seconds.
Step Lunges for 1 minute.
Start at the bottom of your steps and lunge with one leg onto the other step. Continue this movement alternating legs. Once you reach the top, jog down the bottom and repeat for one minute.
Jump squats for 30 seconds.
Once the first round of step jumps are completed, start air squats for 30 seconds.
Assisted step push ups for 1 minute
Position yourself into a push up position at the bottom of your steps, facing your steps with your hands placed onto the second step. Once you are in a push up position, do as many push ups as you can in one minute.
After you completed these 5 exercises, complete them again for a total of two rounds.
3. Squat, Pushup & Situp Ladder Workout
These movement are a staple for overall health and fitness. Strengthen your legs, sculpt your arms and tone your stomach with this burning ladder workout. A mat or towel is necessary.
50 air squats, push-ups, sit-ups
40 air squats, push-ups, sit-ups
30 air squats, push-ups, sit-ups
20 air squats, push-ups, sit-ups
10 air squats, push-ups, sit-ups
Whether you don’t have the time to make it to the gym or just want to change your routine, the next beautiful Spring day go outside and complete one of these workouts!