At this time of the year, many of us have the urge to exercise outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather. Therefore people will start to do a lot more running and cycling, and may even do a full-body toning workout on the beach.
However in this article I want to look at some of the muscle-building exercises that you can do in the park because this is a great place to work out.
Many parks will have a set of bars that you can use, and so as long as they are sufficiently high enough off the ground and strong enough to take your weight, you should be able to perform a full range of pull-ups on these bars.
Therefore because this is such an effective exercise that engages a number of different muscle groups, you can develop huge biceps, work your pecs and strengthen your back and shoulders with this one simple exercise.
Plus because full-body exercises such as this one help to burn fat, you can really help to develop your core abdominal muscles with this one exercise.
If you want to see how it’s done, here is an impressive feat of strength from someone who regularly performs this exercise in his local park:
2. Tricep Dips
If your park is also equipped with some parallel bars, you can also work your triceps as well, ie the muscles down the back of your upper arms.
By gripping onto these two bars and suspending all your weight onto these bars, you can then lower yourself down and push yourself up for as many reps as you can handle, which will really work your triceps.
If you don’t have any of these parallel bars in your local park, you can always work your triceps using a park bench, as demonstrated in the video below, but parallel bars will offer a much more intense workout because you are using the whole of your bodyweight.
Additional Workout Options
Listed above are just two of the exercises that you can do at your local park, but there are also lots more that you can do if you use a little creativity and imagination.
For example, the park bench alone offers a lot of possibilities because in addition to doing a few tricep dips, you can also do squat jumps, step-ups, knee-up crunches and push-ups.
So you don’t necessarily have to confine yourself to pull-ups and dips all the time.