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.
When I find a new playground I prefer to not go to it with a plan but just see what unfolds. That’s what happened the other day so I thought I would film it and show an example of what I do when I go to play/exercise at a new playground.
Remember the game you used to play as a kid? The floor was lava and all you had to was not touch it. I love that concept and the playground offers a great environment…