Outdoor Workout Routines

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Outdoor Workout Routines

The following outdoor workout routines can get you out of your exercise rut.  Most of these activities can be done all by yourself, with the exception of volleyball and frisbee.  They all help you burn calories and over produce on cardio benefits.

You don’t have to do each one.  We know you’re not training for the Olympics, but it’s good to have exercise options.  So choose the best one or two that will work for you and get started with your outdoor workout routines.

Basketball – benefits include arm, leg and shoulder workout to enhance respiratory circulation, flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, coordination skills.

Bike Riding – will help tighten and tone your legs, hips, and butt.

Canoeing – will strengthen your back and arm muscles.

Frisbee – works out your chest, arms, shoulders, abs, and legs.

Gardening – provides an all around workout due to the variety of bending and twisting.

Hiking – helps you to build strong, attractive legs as you explore the great outdoors.

Jumping Rope – exercises your calves, quadriceps, hamstrings, your butt, chest, back, shoulders, forearms, biceps and triceps.

Rollerblading/In line skating –develops muscles in the entire upper leg, rear end and hip, as well as lower back, upper arms and shoulders are also developed when arms are swung vigorously while skating.

Softball – does an exceptional job of working your chest, arms, legs, abs, shoulders, and back.

Swimming – is known for strengthening your chest, back, arms, abs, legs, and shoulders.

Tennis – works out your arms, shoulders, and back muscles.

Volleyball – is a great way to tone your arms, abs, legs, and chest.

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Alana Johnson

Alana Johnson tries to enjoy the simple things in life and writes for the Lifestyle category on Quality Life Resources. Living in the small New England town of Norwalk, CT, she looks forward to the warm summer months. To submit your own article for my category, please click HERE. View all Self Improvement articles.