Best Outdoor Exercises to Burn Fat & Build Muscle
Did you know that doing your workout outdoors lowers your blood pressure and stress levels? It’s hard to find time to get to the gym in between working, picking up the kids, enjoying some down time… That’s why we say it’s time to make the most of your back yard! Check out our top exercises to do outdoor that burn fat and build muscle.
Wake up with Walk Outs
Targets shoulders, triceps, chest, glutes, hamstrings and core
Rise and shine sleepy head! It’s workout time. What better way to kick start your workout with walk-outs? The main reason being it gets the blood flowing to and stretches out your hamstrings, glutes and even your lower back, while working your arms and chest. Start with your feet hip-width apart. Bending from your hips, reach for the ground and place your palms on the floor in front of your feet. Walk the hands out until they sit underneath your shoulders in plank pose. Then walk the hands back. A perfect warm up and wakes you up.
Squat & Don’t Stop
Targets glutes, quads, hamstrings, adductor, hip flexors and calves
When you think about exercises for losing weight, squats mightn’t jump to mind. Squats comes with the added benefit of not only boosting your heart rate, triggering a metabolic and hormonal response within your body, but it’s great to build muscles, improve your strength and posture! It’s a great conditioning exercise. Since squatting builds muscle in your lower body and contribute to higher caloric expenditures while working out, it should be used to improve overall body composition. The goal is to have more muscle mass and less fat mass, despite your bodyweight.
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Park Bench Dip
Targets triceps, chest and shoulders
Don’t be tempted to sit down on the park bench after doing your squats. Instead, do some bench dips, or find some bars at Venice beach like @kendall.jo.js. Bench dips can strengthen muscles in your triceps, chest, and shoulders. They're also simple to scale. Whether you want to ease some pressure or take on more of a challenge, bench dips are a versatile move to add to your routine.
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Targets core muscles, hip flexors, glutes, quads, hamstrings and calves
Anyone else LOVE cardio? Well, they always say to save the best for last. Fitness experts advise that cardio is left until last in your training session as doing it first can use up a lot of your energy source for anaerobic (strength) training.
We recommend the underrated cardio exercise that is: Sprints! Sprinting makes muscles as your body becomes leaner and is known for boosting your metabolism and can regulate your fat burning hormones. Pick a scenic route and after a light jog to warm up, sprint as fast as you can for 15 seconds. Reduce your pace for a jog or walk for one to two minutes. Repeat this for 10-20 minutes. The benefits? A stronger heart, greater stamina, and a great way to burn calories!
Benefit: regulates heart rate and blood pressure, prevents injury, reduces lactic active build up
Many people skip this vital part of their workout. However, a cool down session after you exercise means you feel far more relaxed! Why? Because cooling down after your workout allows for a gradual recovery of your heart rate and blood pressure. Cooling down may be most important for competitive endurance athletes, such as marathoners, because it helps regulate blood flow.
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