Working outdoors is as beneficial to the body as it is to the mind
As summer is just around the corner, the outdoor workout trend is back. Aside from working out in fresh air, outdoor workouts come with a strong incentive for your mind.
Outdoor training – Benefits
The first benefit that springs to mind is oxygen. Outdoor training brings boosted oxygenation for your muscular system. This translates into an increase in intensity when it comes to heartbeat intervals, thus leading to a massive metabolic acceleration which will persist even after the training has ended.
You will also be able to engage in functional training. The philosophy behind this type of routine is focusing on natural movements of the body, the kind we often do during the day. However, during training, their intensity is boosted as well as their frequency.
Working out in nature also brings new challenges for your body as you are forced to improvise.
So here’s what you have to do if you would like to start an outdoor workout program:
Find the park nearest to where you live
Purchase appropriate sports shoes
- Look for a spot which you can connect to
Start warming up. (10 squats, 10 spins – bending the trunk, 10 spins for your shoulders and elbows, 10 push-ups on the grass – you can also use a bench for a milder angle). Do 5 rounds of stairs, both up and down.
Run for 200 meters. It is very important that you have the right type of shoes. Avoid thin layered types. Also, have a water bottle near as hydration is extremely important. Remember, small sips.
After your run, drop down and do 10 push-ups. Focus on your breathing.
It’s now time for 10 squats.
Repeat this exercise starting with your run until you have reached 10 stops.
Once you have finished this routine, focus on stairs to release the accumulated tension.
Stretch properly as you workout routine has ended. Take deep breaths and relax while you stretch, don’t push yourself too hard. Start from top to bottom and focus on muscle groups which you exploited most.