What’s better than sinking your toes into some warm sand and breaking a sweat? If you live near a beach or a lake your next best workout maybe a shore away. The benefits of working out at the beach are endless, take advantage of the beautiful scenery and complete your quick workout with a jump into some cool water for a great cool down.
This blog post will be looking into 5 great workouts that use sand as a powerful resistance tool.
1.Walking Sand Lunges
- Lunging is a great workout that gets even better on the sand. Start by slowly lunging forward with one leg; then lunge forward with the other leg in a continuous motion while moving in a forward direction. Do several sets until your legs feel fatigued. Boom! Just like that, you had an excellent glute and thigh workout.
2.Sand Squat Jumps
- This workout is great for both your butt and legs. Jump up and down, using your arms for momentum, until your thighs are about parallel with the sand and repeat the exercise. As your sets, progress moves your legs slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and then several sets with your legs close together.
- Take beach jogging slowly, this workout should be completed in about 30 to 60 minutes. If you’re looking for more of a HITT workout do so by alternating sprints with periods of slower jogs. You can also do this workout as a warm-up for the ultimate sculpting and toning exercises.
4.Pushups/ Knee-to-Elbow Plank
- Both of these workouts require that you start in a plank position with arms fully extended. In this position you should, you should focus on form for both. Pushups should have you lower your body down until your face is almost touching the sand then repeating these motions until your body is fatigued. For knee-to-elbow planks keep your stomach tight then slowly pull alternating knees towards either the right or left elbow returning once done to the plank position.
- Looking for one workout that does it all while giving your fast results? Then look no further than burpees! Start in a squat and put your hands on the ground in front of you; then straighten your legs behind you to complete a pushup. Quickly pull your legs back toward your body into a squatting position and jump up as high as you can. Repeat this exercise for as long as you can.
Don’t just enjoy the beach! Take advantage of the sand beneath your feet and knock out a one of a kind workout with some great scenery as an added bonus.