TOP 5 OUTDOOR WORKOUT ESSENTIALS

With the summer having kicked off and the weather getting warmer, now is your opportunity to take your workouts outside. Not only will you get in a great workout but you’ll also get some fresh air and some much needed Vitamin D. Don’t restrict yourself to just running outdoors, with just a few inexpensive pieces of equipment you can get in a great workout in your very own back garden or local park.

Top 5 Outdoor Workout Essentials

1. Kettlebell

This is a great piece of equipment as it is very versatile and can be used for both building strength and cardio endurance. Check out these kettlebell exercises that are the perfect addition to an outdoor workout.   

2. Slam ball

Although they are a slightly heavier item to carry outside, they are a great tool to use for functional training and are available in a number of different weights. They add an extra level of resistance that you can’t get from other non-traditional pieces of equipment. As well as the traditional uses for slam balls such as floor slams, and side throws against a wall, they can be used for core exercises such as Russian twists, and as an unstable surface for push ups adding that extra bit of difficulty.

3. Yoga Mat

A very inexpensive workout essential for outdoor training. It makes working out on grass or other surfaces more stable and comfortable. They can be used to do a relaxing yoga workout outdoors, stretching or as a base for a HIIT bodyweight workout!

4. Speed Rope

Very simple yet effective and can be packed in any bag so are great for travelling. They are a great cardio tool that can really get your heart rate up quickly! If you’re feeling adventurous, give double unders a try where you try and get the rope under your feet twice before landing back down.  

5. Loop Bands

These are a great and inexpensive piece of kit to add some extra resistance to bodyweight exercises such as squats, lunges, kickbacks and crab walks. 

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