Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Park Workout

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Today I'm sharing some quick exercises to help you get a workout in, even when you're not at home. It's almost like a multi-tasking workout, because I can workout while my son plays on the playground! While I was out running errands before the park, I stopped by Walmart to re-stock my favorite protein powder, EAS® 100% Whey Protein Powder.
 This has been my go-to protein for a few reasons, because it has the right amount of protein for me to get lean muscle (without looking like a body builder), and because there is no filler ingredients or added sugar to their whey protein. If you're an Ibotta user, EAS® 100% Whey Protein & EAS® AdvantEdge Carb Control.
Head to the park and start by stretching.  All of these moves can be done either by time (like a HIIT workout) or by reps.  If you do it by time, I recommed by starting some where between 45 seconds-1 minute, depending on what kind of fitness activity you're accostomed to.  If you do reps, try between 10-15.  It may not seem like much but when you do these workouts in 3-5 sets, you'll feel the burn!  You want the last set to feel harder than the first, so be sure to make those muscles work!
How To: Instead of doing regular push-ups, find a step and put your hands on it and pushup. 

How To: Don't move from that step yet! Get some cardio in by hopping up and touching one foot at a time to the step. (Do for a set amount of time or certain number of reps.)

How To: My park happens to have a sidewalk all the way around the playground, so it makes it easy to do some leg work while still keeping an eye on my son.  
These can be forwards or backwards walking lunges.
How To: Another great leg workout, side step and squat into a wide stance with feet turned out.

How To: Find the money bars and hang then lift up both legs to a 90 degree angle, lower & repeat.
How To: If your playground has some of the soft ground or grass, sit down and work those abs!  I like Russian Twist because I don't have to completely lay down on the ground.  Lift legs up to a 90 degree angle and with hands together, twist side to side engaging those ab muscles.
 Once you've finished your workout, be sure to use your protein to help your body recover faster, because it's not easy chasing kids around with sore legs for days!

 Park workouts are a great way to get in your excercise while your kids are having fun as well, and EAS® Protein Powder helps me keep in line with a busy life while still trying to stay in shape.
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1 comment:

  1. Such a great time to workout! Plus it shows the little ones that fitness is important. Love it!