It’s Easy To Maintain Your Workout While Camping…Promise!
I LOVE camping! It’s one of my most favorite things to do. Nothing better then getting out of the city!
Have you ever went on vacation after you just got settled into a new workout regimen and schedule, just to send it into a downward spiral when you leave!?
Yeah, I’ve been there. And it’s always when we go camping cuz lets face it…when we go on vacation, we go live like homeless people!
Any who, I have found some ways to get a good workout in while camping. Say what!? I mean who wants to do that? Well…I do! And the reason behind that is because it’s so hard to get back in the habit when I get back. There is so much to do when we get back, laundry, cleaning, unpacking…it’s just crazy!
There’s a few different way’s to give yourself a killer workout. Go for a run, hike, a swim, go biking. Those are some great options that you can do around where you are camping to get some cardio in. As far as strength training….the list can be endless for options!
Make sure that you stretch!! Do not forget this step! It is so important! Yoga would be a great option for this! Nothing would be more awesome than doing some yoga in the middle of the woods, with the birds chirping, or no sounds at all.
Squats, lunges and step ups are perfect for lower body. You can do them anywhere! Plus, they target all of your muscles in your lower body and they are great for balance.
For the upper body, you can’t go wrong with tricep dips and pushups. If you have an exercise band or resistance band of some sort, you can do all sorts of things. You can wrap it around a tree, and do tricep kickbacks, back rows, lat pull downs, tricep press downs, overhead shoulder presses. You can do bicep curls and shoulder raises. Bands don’t even take the much room and aren’t heavy either. So you don’t have to worry about adding that to your camping gear.
You can do abdominals every where as well. Old fashion crunches, planks, v-sits. You can even do exercises standing up if you can’t find a comfy place on the ground.
Here’s a few examples of a camping workout that you can do in less than an hour. You can make it more than an hour. It’s totally up to you 🙂
Stretching: Spend a good 10 minutes stretching, your legs, arms, torso. Everything! Before you workout and after!
Cardio: Depending on where you are at, 20 minutes of running, hiking, power walking, swimming, or anything cardio based that you love. Just enjoy your time!
Row: Wrap your band around a tree and hold on to each handle. Pull the bands toward your chest and pretend you are rowing a boat 😉 Make sure you pull your shoulder blades together and squeeze! 12-20 reps.
Pushups: You can do these on your knees or on your toes. Drop and give me 15-20!!
Overhead Should Press: Stand on your band, with you arms out to your side, holding both handles, elbows at 90 degrees, slowly press both arms up over your head and slowly bring them down to your start position. 12-20 reps.
Bicep curls: Stand on your band and with elbows at your side, slowly bring your palms towards your shoulders. 12-20 reps
Tricep dips: You can use a chair, bench, log, the ground. Lift your hips up and slowly bring your body weight down. Don’t let your shoulders get up near your ears. Keep them down. 12-20 reps
Wall sits: Find a tree, squat down so you look like you are sitting and lean against the wall, knees at 90 degrees. 10-60 seconds. Go for as long as you can!
Lunges: There are many different types of lunges you can do. Front lunges, back lunges, and side lunges. A stationary lunge is a good place to start if you are unfamiliar with them. Stand with in a split leg position, with one leg in front of the other. The front knee should remain on top of you ankle and your knee stays behind your toes. Slowly lower the back knee toward the ground. 12-20 reps each leg.
Planks: Get in a push up position but with you hands under your shoulders. Contract your core! Hold it for as long as you can. You can go a little more advance, and add a rotation in there. Slowly lift one hand and rotate toward the sky and hold for a few seconds and return. Repeat on other side. You can also rotate underneath as well. Take one arm and rotate under you body to the opposite side and return. Repeat on other side. do as many as you can!! This exercise is AWESOME for you core!
And don’t forget to stretch again!!
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