Today, I debuted my “boot camp” workout to the Purdue fitness staff! We created this workout to get the patrons outside of the Co-Rec and give them a chance to focus on basic fitness. Using nothing but our body weight and the great outdoors, we got one kick butt workout!
Interested in doing a few things outdoors other than running, walking, or swimming? Want to shake up your summer fitness routine? Here’s a few ideas to get you started:
Circuit #1 – Find a hill (make it so that it takes you anywhere from 3 -5 minutes to climb)
Use the hill as your cardio interval by running up the hill.
At the top rotate through 10 squats/10 lunges (each leg)/10 pushups
Try to complete this circuit twice the first time and work up to 5 times.
Circuit #2 – Find a flight of stairs like the kind you find at a stadium or at a large building
Run up the stairs – at the top do 5 plyo squats
Run down the stairs – do 1 pushup/1 side plank/ 1 pushup/ 1 side plank (opposite) x 4
Run wide up the stairs like you are running through tires (in a half squat) at the top do 15 tricep dips
Run down the stairs and complete 5 high knee skips on each leg.
*** Complete this circuit one time then work up to 3 times.
TOTAL TIME: 25 – 50 minutes (depending on repeats)
Here are a few links on how to do each move:
High Knee Skips http://bit.ly/aVFwSv
Pushup with Side Plank http://bit.ly/9f7OTb
Try this the next time you workout outside. I’m sure it will pick up your zest for exercising again!