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The Most Simple Workout I Know

walkIt’s been warm here the last couple of days and everyone is outside moving. It’s nice. I’m in the process of moving my equipment from the gym where I teach kettlebell classes back to my own yard.

I love to train outside. If you like it as well, I’m going to give you the most simple workout I know, just in case you want to be in better shape, look better, and/or you don’t have a bunch of strength training equipment like yours truly.

Pick something up and then walk with it. A bucket of sand, a rock, a dumbbell, a barbell, two kettlebells, anything you can think of. If it has gravity it will serve its purpose.

Most of us could benefit from more walking. I sure could.

Adding resistance is the simplest way I know to make it even better.

How far should you go? Pick up something heavier than a bowling ball and you won’t have to ask that question. Just go until you don’t feel like doing it anymore and before you start turning purple and getting yanked out of alignment.

Note: you are not allowed to say “I don’t feel like doing it anymore” before you get started, not until you give this a try:)


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  • Andy Fossett April 2, 2011, 5:04 pm

    Nice! When I saw the headline, I was thinking sprints, but this is a good one too.

    Think I’ll be doing this later on today.

    • Josh Hanagarne April 4, 2011, 9:44 am

      I love me some sprints as well. Hill sprints.

  • Todd April 4, 2011, 5:27 am

    Josh, that is without a doubt one of the best exercise tips of the week. It’s too humid to workout outside, so I’ll stay indoors. 🙂

    • Josh Hanagarne April 4, 2011, 9:43 am

      Just walk in a really fast circle in your living room. See how long it takes to rack up 20 miles.

  • Heather April 4, 2011, 6:14 am

    Is this like when I do farmer’s walks up a hill with my 20-pounders? I only do ’em, like, once a week, but still. I like walking without resistance, too! Fling on a headset with music that doesn’t suck and GO-GO-GO! 🙂

  • Peter April 4, 2011, 9:40 am

    Don’t forget suitcase walks, heavy weight one side only, switch sides when you get tired, great for core stabilizers.