Spring is here and while the weather still throws us some curveballs here in Colorado, we are starting to have warmer and longer days. Along with the nicer weather comes the desire to spend more time outside. Here is a workout you can do at the playground (p.s. you don’t need kids to play!)
Slowly warm up with a brisk walk or jog and then practice the movements below. Use the movement option that you can complete as many as possible in a minute.
Perform each movement for 1 minute, keep a mental tally of your reps, and try to maintain a consistent number throughout each movement and round.
- Pull-Ups, Jumping Pull-ups on the monkey bars
- Box Jumps on a playground step, ledge, or sturdy bench
- Dips on the parallel bars, or seated dips to a bench
- Step-Ups on a playground step, ledge, or sturdy bench
- Monkey Bars Traverse down and back
- Rest 1 Minute
Complete for 3 rounds to get a 17 Minute workout, add or subtract rounds based on time available.
This workout will target your upper body, lower body, and core muscles. The rep schemes are designed to challenge your strength and endurance, but you can adjust the reps and sets according to your fitness level. Remember to warm up before starting your workout and cool down afterward to prevent injury.