So many playgrounds… so many angles and spots to prop your body between and challenge that core, grip, shoulders… heck, the whole body!
Almost every playground has some bars so here’s how I workout using just them to channel my inner monkey…
People have been using the beach for workouts for a long time so why not take advantage of the sand that’s at so many of our local playgrounds?
These aren’t just for hiding places anymore. A trip to the playground allowed me to discover a workout based around a little tube at the park…
Keeping some balance in life is important so here’s a few examples of how I use a playground for some stretching and restoration activity…
A few years ago a trip to the park to swing on the swings started it all. Now I’m a full fledged playground fitness fanatic. Today we celebrate that moment with a workout focused on and around the swings. Turns out there’s quite a lot you can do with some swings…
Even though I tend to go a little overboard with what you can do at the playground sometimes I get back to basics. Here are my favorite 10 moves that are simple, easy to do at almost any playground and give you a great workout…
2- Incline Pushup
4- Incline Body Row
5- Single Leg Squat
8- Elevated Split Squat
9- Decline Pushup
10- Decline Body Row
Add a little run and/or sprint and that is all you need for a great workout.
The first two installments were such a good workout it didn’t take long to get back out there for the third time. I was trying to get most of my ideas out there so this one is a little longer than the first two but I covered most of the exercises I was thinking of. Even though I’m sure they’ll be more down the road this will be the last (documented) dumbbell playground workout for a while.
Here’s Playground Dumbbell 2:
Here’s Playground Dumbbell:
I had such a good workout the first time it wasn’t long to get back out for a second trip to the playground with that 40lb dumbbell. I got through a bunch more stuff but I still got some ideas of how to mix in some weight to a playground workout so keep an eye out for the third installment next week.
Here’s the first video:
I usually use just my bodyweight when I exercise at the playground but in honor of turning 40 in a couple weeks I decided to grab a 40 lb. dumbbell and head to the playground. I used it traditionally for a bit and then started to mix in the playground apparatus toward the end, resulting in a pretty good overall workout. There’s so much potential here I think I’ll be exploring this a couple more times here in the near future.