No gym membership? No problem. Whether you’re at home or on-the-go, there’s a workout that’s ideal for your location. Here are the best workouts for six unique terrains.
The next time you’re relaxing seaside, take advantage of the abundant, dense sand. Beach runs are a great cardiovascular workout that’ll take things to the next level. Instead of pushing off of solid ground, you’ll have to work extra hard to pick your feet up off of the sand. You’ll get a better burn in less time, and your body will thank you for it—the spongy sand helps absorb the impact of each footstrike to ease the force on your body. Need some inspiration? Check out these beach workouts from Daily Burn.
With a wide-open body of water in front of you, you can probably guess our pick for the best lake workout: swimming. Lakes, without the confines of pool lanes, are ideal for distance swimming. We like these 9 swimming workouts from Men’s Journal.
Swimming not really your thing? Water aerobics is a killer full-body workout too. If you’re really, really not in the mood to get wet, rent a kayak or canoe for a simple upper-body workout.
City sprawls are some of the most versatile and fitness-friendly locations around. Lots of urban features, even the most mundane, are surprisingly effective replacements for standard gym equipment. Stairs, walls, and even benches are perfect tools for strength training. Use stairs for calf raises. Use the sides of buildings for wall squats. Use benches for box jumps, single-leg lunges, tricep dips, and inverted pushups. No matter where in the city you are, there’s bound to be something you can put to good use.
High elevation can be tricky, but it’s an excellent way to supercharge your strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness. Embrace the cool mountain air and use the resources around you. Take a cue from the military and use logs as your weights. Find the biggest log (or stone) you can lift and carry it as far as you can. If you’re feeling really ambitious, try running it up a slight incline.
Who needs the gym when you have a farm? Farms and rural areas are filled to the brim with exercise opportunities. Good news, CrossFit fans—home to tractors and trucks alike, farms are the perfect place for your favorite tire workout. If you can’t find any old tractor tires lying around, try deadlifting feed bags or use heavy-duty chains as replacement battle ropes.
For many in the hot, barren desert, desert biking is the workout of choice. Like mountain biking, desert biking is a quick way to build lean muscle and improve endurance. Don’t let the desert fool you—despite its empty appearance, the desert is home to a variety of terrain and natural obstacles. Cruising over dirt, sand, and rocks is a no-nonsense way to get your muscles firing.
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