Beach Body Training - Workout At The Beach With
sand, trees, benches, rocks, and water.... Sounds like a bunch of
'I spy' items but if you look closely these are your pieces of gym
equipment. Some of the hardest training is done in the elements
with no weights or cardio machines. If you really want to challenge
yourself you can put in a great training program right at the beach!
- First find a nice long log or cement parking stopper, something
you can walk on but need to balance. Try walking along it. Forward
then backward - yes backward literally.
- Now do a set of walking lunges forward and backward, for 2 more
lengths each way carefully.
- Jump off and do some pushups off the log or ground for 20. Back
on the log and repeat the lunges.
- One more set of pushups and onto the next exercise.
- Get into the dry sand and perform 2 sets of 10 per leg, mountain
climbers. Bear crawl forward and back 10 steps per leg then side
- Catch your breath, stretch and get ready for the next round.
Shoes n socks off and into the water up to the knees for jumping
jacks for 2 minutes or 120 total rotating 180 degrees to face
opposite direction for every 20.
- Grab a couple rocks about the same size n weight or bring some
weights with you, and find a bench.
- Facing the bench and do 10 step ups alternating each step, counting
one per leg. Now 15 front shoulder raises, 15 side then 15 reverse.
Repeat this combo 2 more times and then stretch and rest again
for 3-5 minutes. If you are using rocks, switch hands every set
so you get balance since they are not going to be exact.
- Use the same rocks to perform a combo deadlift to overhead press
for 3 sets of 10. Again switch rocks between hands every 5 reps.
This is the end so you want to find a patch of grass or area for
some crunches and stretching.
Make sure to bring some water with you for hydration and keep a
bar or nuts on hand in case you do need some quick fuel. The water
is an even higher priority if the weather is warmer.
This workout can be as easy or as intense as you challenge yourself
to be. Speed and intensity can be pushed as far as you need to improve
your present fitness level making this open for anyone to try out.
There are also various ways to increase the difficulty with heavier
resistance, taller logs, slower repetitions etc.
Stretching must not be skipped or ignored. Make sure you breathe
properly during these exercises with exhales on exertion. This will
keep you lift more effectively.
Does not get any simpler than that to keep fit so keep a note of
this program as a fun change or for when you want to get outdoors
but need to get your workout in. Try this with friends and increase
the challenge through friendly competition. Spread the fitness!