The proverb says, “April showers brings May flowers.” As the weather improves, we all get the outdoor itch. Sitting at an outdoor patio is not the only way to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.
Here’s a good workout you can do outdoors with minimum fitness equipment. Head out to your backyard, neighborhood park, or your deck and give this workout a try.
The Workout in Brief…
Warm up first with a brisk walk/run looping the park/yard or do a few arm circles, toe touches, and trunk twists.
We used a kettlebell, resistance bands, and dumbbells but you can do most of this workout strictly with resistance bands and some with your own bodyweight.
Do 2 to 3 Sets with 6 to 12 repetitions of the following:
- Lateral Arm Raises/Lifts
- Front Arm Raises/Lifts
- Shoulder Presses
- Stiff-legged Deadlifts
- Biceps Curls
- Static Lunges (each leg)
- Bent-over Rows
- Sumo Squats
- Triceps Dips
- Calf Raises
- Hamstring Curls
Cool Down with some static stretches like toe touch, down dog, zipper stretch.
Our dear friend, Rhonda, was visiting recently, and several mornings we worked out together in the park across the street. She kindly agreed to be our fitness model for this workout. Mahalo, Rhonda!
For a PDF version of this workout, please click on Outdoor Workout.
Enjoy the beautiful weather and work up a sweat!