October 2nd, 2015
Posts Tagged ‘workout’
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Take the Stairs.
Break up the monotony of your average jaunt by adding in sets of stair sprints. You’ll get a more dynamic workout, access different muscles, plus, sometimes you’ll grab some killer views from the top.
Need a bit more structure? Say, something that only eats up 20 minutes of your time? Read on for a quick stair workout for the short on time…
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Yoga for Adrenaline Junkies A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors by Johnie Gall
I’m not ashamed to admit that I get bored when I practice traditional yoga. I used to sit on my mat, choking on incense, wondering when my mind would stop drifting to “Oh no, yoga farts!,” just waiting for the day when Downward Facing Dog would actually feel like a resting pose. Why was I the only one would couldn’t get the hang of this yoga thing?
Then I decided to make my own form of yoga, and everything changed. I got creative, got outdoors, added in some exercise, and made it a challenge. Suddenly, I understood what it felt like to flow through poses and feel refreshed when I finally stepped off my mat. Even if you find your “om” doing high-octane activities, there’s still a way to pack a punch into your yoga routine. Here are some ideas:
Kayak Back and Shoulder Workout A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors by Johnie Gall
Here’s the thing about gyms: we don’t get along. Throw me into a place with four walls, treadmills and grunting men in tank tops and I’ll be practically clawing at the windows to escape. Nope, I’d rather spend that monthly fee on gear that gets me outside, into the sunshine and onto the water. And you know what? Playing in the Great Outdoors is the best exercise you can get (I didn’t believe it until I took my marathon-running friend on a steep hike—she told me she’d never had such an intense cardio session and her buns burned for days!). (more…)
Working out with a friend can keep you motivated and hold you accountable on your path to reaching your fitness goals. But what do you do when you can’t find a consistent work out buddy? Find a dog. Doesn’t even have to be your dog. You can borrow aforementioned noncommittal workout buddy’s dog and take them for a workout.
The right breeds of dogs (for instance a beautiful golden retriever named Marilyn) can be the best workout companions, especially since exercise is a necessity in their lives. So find a furry friend, preferably one that likes fetching, and head to your nearest beach or park to do some cross-training. Read on for the Dog Beach Workout…