Today we are having a little more fun with our workout. And I am encouraging you guys to get out of the gym and turn of your exercise DVD that you have in your house and head to your local park. More and more people are using the outdoors to get a great cardio workout. And I just so happen to have a really fun park workout for you! All you need are a pair of sneakers and a park bench and you are good to go!
Notes About The Workout
Now how you tackle this workout is up to you. But I would recommend that you either have a time limit or a rep limit. For example in between each exercise you are going to either be doing a lap of the park or a sprint, jog or even brisk walk to a tree or something then go back to the bench. You can either say do 30 minutes or you can do say three sets of each exercise either way is good, but if you really want a fat burning workout then I would go for the time limit format.
The bread and butter of your park workout is going to be running. Find a park bench and in an ideal world you will be able to run a lap around the park and back to your bench. If this is not possible just pick something at least 100 meters away and run to that. Do a lap and then once you get back to the bench you need to do your first exercise. You can run, sprint or just jog it’s up to you how you do this.
Bench Press Ups
This one right here is pretty self-explanatory. Either use the back of the bench or the front, whatever you find more comfortable. Put your hands chest height and lean on the bench with your legs at an angle behind you on the floor. Now do press ups against the bench. Do ten and then take off running again. Once you get back to the bench do it again. You want to do 3-4 sets of press ups before you move onto the next exercise.
Once you have got back from your run, stand in front of the bench in a normal stance. Now you are going to step up onto the bench. Put your right foot on the bench, take it back down and then do the same with your left foot. If you are feeling really pumped you can do this in a kind of running/jumping motion. Once done run around the park again! Do 3-4 sets of this exercise.
After doing your last lap after your bench steps you are going to blast those triceps. Stand at the seat part of the bench, facing away. With your elbows facing away from your body hold onto the bench with your legs straight in front on the floor. Now dip down as low as you can go and then go back up. Do then of these and then do another lap. You want to do 3-4 sets of this.
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