The great outdoors are calling your name. Start walking (or running) on sunshine: you might have a more effective workout when you’re outside. Your body will work harder to adapt to changes in terrain, and you might even enhance your mood and self esteem. Try this challenging conditioning circuit by PumpUp member @joexodus. You won't regret a minute of it.
No rest between each exercise. Rest for 1 minute after completing the circuit.
Do each move for 30 seconds. Finish the circuit 2-3 times.
Land quickly and lightly on your feet as you do the jump rope to get your heart rate up. Make small and agile motions with your arms to mimic the jump rope motion if you don't own a physical rope.
Begin in a standing position. Jump both legs out wide. At the same time raise both of your arms straight up and over your head. Bring both arms and legs back into a straight standing position and repeat.
Begin in a push-up position. Jump both feet towards the front of your forearms, jump your body straight up into the air, then lower your hands back down to the ground. Jump your legs back into a plank and perform a push-up. Repeat.
Land softly on your feet again as you jump rope. Cross your body over from side to side for an extra challenge.
Begin in a high plank position. Jump one knee to the side of your body. As you bring it back to starting position, jump the opposite leg towards your forearms. To challenge your obliques, cross your knee towards the opposite side of your body while you do the mountain climbers. Repeat.
Begin in a standing position. Cross your arms over your chest and squat your body down towards the ground, making sure that you knee doesn't extend past your toes. As you raise your body up, do a vertical jump and land back down into a squat. Repeat.
Get your heart rate up once again by doing a fast, 30-second interval of jumping rope. If you're feeling up to it, make faster turns with your jump rope to burn more calories.
In a standing position, raise one knee towards your chest, then the other. You'll be making a running motion as you do the high knee run. Land as softly as you can to protect your joints.
Pivot your body towards the side and mimic punching motions with your body, as if there were an imaginary punching bag in front of you.
Loved this conditioning circuit? We can't wait for you to incorporate it into your next outdoor workout routine! Let us know if you tried @joexodus's conditioning circuit in the comments below! What are your favourite outdoor exercises?