Tired of working out in closed gyms? Looking to get some fresh air and burn more calories? Want to leverage the best of your cardio training? Then beach workouts may be the right option for you! With beach workouts, you can burn more calories in less time – all under the blue sky with a supply of fresh air
Benefits of working out on the beach
Beach workouts have lots of advantages compared to workouts in a closed gym. Exercises at the beach are low impact, which is different from the same type of exercises done on a firm surface in a gym. The lesser impact on the joints and muscles helps you to recover faster than on a firm surface, making you ready for the next round of workout. You can burn more calories when you work out on the beach because you have to push yourself more against a loose surface. All your smaller muscles of the legs and trunk need to work against the resistance. Your body has to do more work in a shorter time, giving you the best results in calorie burn.
Outdoor workouts demand more hydration, flexibility, and protection from fatigue and injuries. A good warm up will do just that. Start by doing shoulder width push-ups (20 reps), free squats (20 reps), walking lunges (20 reps), jump rope (for three minutes), and jumping jacks (for one minute). Whatever exercise you do for the day, this warm up will ensure that you have adequate oxygen supplied to your muscles. Remember to do these exercises slowly to gain momentum.
So, here are five popular beach workouts for a strong and aesthetic physique: