With the warmer weather finally upon us, now is a great time to burn some extra calories. Many times, we get asked on what to do during the off days of training. Here are 6 ways you can get extra activity without going to the gym.
1.Go For A Walk
You can kill a couple of birds with one stone on this. You can walk to burn some extra calories and use as a recovery tool in between hard training sessions.
2.Go For A Bike Ride
Unlike running, that can be hard on some people’s joints, riding a bike can be a safer alternative. To boost it up, you can manipulate the speed, incline, and tension in your bike to affect your calorie expenditure.
3.Do Some Yard Work
Plant a garden. Lay down some mulch. Plant flowers. Redo the blacktop on your driveway. Without thinking about it, you’ll be carrying, lifting, bending (hinging), squatting, pulling, and pushing. Sounds like a total body workout to us
4.Play A Sport For Fun
Golfing. A pick-up game of basketball. Softball. Wiffleball with your kids. Anything. Just remember, you might be a tad sore if you haven’t done this for some time. You might want to get some stretching in before bed.
5.Spring Clean Up
Clean your house and your garage. Let’s face it, it’s probably not looking to pretty right now. Get the old tools, boxes, and other junk out of your house. Not only will you be getting a good workout in, but your house will look nicer.
Strap a pack on…..or not. Go up hills and other terrain to make it a little harder. Go longer. Manipulate the speed and/or the weight of the pack. Just make sure you pack some water!
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Michael has been working with clients in the gym and countless adults in a physical therapy setting since 2013. He spent 3 semesters working at Towson University with student-athletes from nearly every sport at the school. He served as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for Kennard-Dale High School during the 2019-2020 school year. His goal is to always get better and give you the safest and most effective use of your time at First Capital Gym.