As I often claim, playing is training. After taking a tennis ball to the playground the other day, I found a couple new ways to have fun and train at the same time. Today, it was just playing a little game of catch that gave me quite a challenging workout…
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.
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.