Training in a traditional gym can get boring fast. Being confined to those four walls limits your workout and creativity. More fitness seekers are now choosing to train in fields, at parks, and even the beach to reap the heralded benefits of outdoor training.
Commonly seen as somewhere friends and family get together for a joyful day by the water, the beach is also the perfect place to get in an intense workout. Whether you’re in the water or on the sand, exercising at the beach can be highly beneficial. The next time you’re at the beach, fold up your lawn chair and try one of these top four beach workouts.
Jogging on the beach is one of the most gruesome tasks, but also one of the most rewarding workouts. What makes jogging on the beach so difficult is the added resistance from the sand. Sand piles onto your foot with every step, making walking, much less jogging, a difficult task. If you would like to up the intensity, try jogging in the water on the shore line. The resistance elements of the water and sand combine for a quality cardiovascular workout.
Can you picture a more calming scene than doing yoga on a serene beach? Neither can we. Yoga is known for relieving stress, calming the mind, and its many physical benefits including:
Protection from injury
Although yoga does not require excessive rapid movements or bulky equipment, it is one of the most effective training methods when performed consistently. Free yourself from the monotony of your living room or yoga studio for your next yoga session and center your mind on a blissful beach.
Swimming in the ocean is a great way to burn calories while enjoying the buoyant sea waters. Having to fight against the relentlessly powerful waves makes swimming at the beach a uniquely intense workout. Lifeguards go through extensive certification training to ensure that they can muscle through incoming waves, rescue a victim, and bring them back to shore. If you’re looking for a challenge, try swimming along the shore and keeping your form as the waves crash against your body. Sounds simple, right? Just try not to wash up on shore.
High intensity interval training is a form of station training that is perfect for the beach. It requires extended periods of high-energy training interrupted by short resting periods. This training method is known for being able to boost your metabolism, increase your heart rate, and burn calories hours after the workout is complete. The best part of being at the beach is that a relaxing swim is just a few steps away.
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