Spring is fully in session and those frosty mornings with beaming sunlight are here again. With the new life emerging comes a renewed desire to get healthy and engage in exercise for many of us. If you’ve been in hibernation for the last 6 or so months it’s time to dust off your trainers and get ready to sweat!
My name is Hanif of CriterionFit.com where we help men transform themselves physically and mentally with the help of exercise and diet (nutrition). I’m a student of Fitness, Nutrition and Islamic Knowledge. I also enjoy running, cycling and Martial Arts. As a man I see the positive change regular physical activity can have on people, building and shaping men into leaders. In this post I will tell you how you can get a workout outdoors, a workout to have you sweating and feeling that bit better than when you started.
Step 1: Trainers
Yes, I already said it, dust off your trainers because it’s time to get the blood racing – you may even want to join a race by the end of your session. Running is one of the cheapest ways to increase your physical activity and health. Working your circulatory system helps blood flow more efficiently and your respiratory system also benefits – increasing lung capacity. It’s never too late to start running and if you have to start by walking and jogging for short bursts then do that.
Step 2: Suspension Training
The local park should have some secure yet low lying branches from which you can attach a suspension training rig. Using your own bodyweight you can get a serious sweat on before you get your black coffee! If you don’t have the money for a suspension training set-up then you could look for a park with an outdoor gym with calisthenic bars to work with. Our muscles need to work just like our heart and lungs. This form of strength training can really get you cut up and shredded – not just for the bodybuilders – as we age muscle wastes away making us weaker. To avoid wasting away muscle it’s important to regularly exercise by bodyweight our a set of Kettlebells [Click Here – Online Kettlebell Training].
Step 3: Circuit Training
Now if you’re looking for a short but high-intensity level of training 2 – 3 times a week here is what you need. A circuit that includes upper and lower body exercise, as well as core strength and cardiovascular work will give you what the above two steps will give you in less time. You have to really be ready to sweat buckets for this style of training because when done well it will be intense.
You should now have an idea of how you can get active, fit and strong outdoors without spending much to achieve your goals. The weather in the UK is getting easier upon us as it usually does at this time of year so take this opportunity to get healthy and put the excuses in the basement never to be opened again. I hope your Spring and Summer bring much good, feel free to drop me a message and get in touch, share this post and follow us on our social media accounts.