Workouts

Workouts

Amp-up Your Cardio with Steps and Stairs

Use steps & stairs for cardio conditioning and fat burning
 
Outdoor steps and stairs are excellent props for aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, leg strengthening and toning, as well as proprioceptive and kinesthetic awareness training. You can create a variety of workouts using steps and stairs - the opportunities are endless! You might also consider incorporating hand weights to intensify leg and gluteal work.

Quick Workout 2 - The Total Body Tree Workout

If you can sneak out for 10 minutes to a local park—or your backyard—this total body workout will reward you with a great muscle strengthening session.
 
Quickie 2: Total Body Tree Workout     10 minutes
 
Perform each exercise for 60-90 seconds per side.

Quick Workout 1 - Full Body Express

Short on time? Our "Quickie Workouts" pack a lot of activity into very little time—providing strength, flexibility and cardiovascular benefits in just a few minutes. These are the workouts you turn to when you think, “I’m way too busy today to exercise.” You can slip any of these workouts into a spare 10 minutes. Trust us, putting in that 10 minutes really does make a difference. It’s a whole lot better for your mind and body than doing nothing at all.
 

How to Train Like an Athlete with SAQ

Why SAQ?
Remember how quick and agile you were as a child? You ran flat out on the playground, darting and dodging the other kids in games of tag. You were having fun, but you were also building valuable sport and fitness skills.
 

The "One Spot Warm up"

Use a “One Spot Warm up” for those time when you aren’t able to walk or jog for a warm up. For the cardio phase of the warm up use a step, curb or berm for steps and lateral lifts. After 5-8 minutes, move walk it out, then move onto flexibility, high knees and your workout.  

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