25% Off First Order W/Code: NURISH4U 25% Off First Order W/Code: NURISH4U

Man Weight Training

3 Outdoor Workouts to Get You Feeling Your Best

We’re now a few weeks away from the end of spring, and summer will be here before you know it. If you have major fitness goals that you want to achieve, there’s no better time to start than now with the beautiful outdoor weather.

Besides eating a balanced diet, one high in lean protein and vegetables, you also need to incorporate the right strength training program to support a healthy routine. Cardio can be a great supplement to your routine, but resistance training should also be a priority.

If you’re looking to lean or tone up your body, strength training will help you build and maintain muscle as you lose bodyfat. It also burns more calories and helps keep your metabolism up, which is what’s needed throughout a fat loss phase.

Many gyms offer both indoor and outdoor spaces which makes it easy to do the workouts that feel best to you. Since summer is around the corner, working out outside can be great for getting your tan on, and getting some extra vitamin D.

Here are a few workouts you can do outside that help burn calories, build muscle, and improve your fitness. If you’re not familiar with an exercise, do a quick search online for a simple tutorial or infographic.

1. Full Body Workout with Bands

A1. Band Squat to Press (aka thrusters) – 3 sets of 10 reps
A2. Band Rows – 3 sets of 15 reps

Perform A1 and A2 back-to-back with no rest. Finish all 3 sets before moving onto B1 and B2.

B1. Bodyweight Reverse Lunges – 3 sets of 10 reps each leg
B2. Band Reverse Fly – 3 sets of 15 reps

Perform B1 and B2 back-to-back with no rest. Finish all 3 sets before moving onto C1 and C2.

C1. Band Curls – 3 sets of 15 reps
C2. Pushups – 3 sets of 10-15 reps

Perform C1 and C2 back-to-back with no rest. Finish all 3 sets before moving onto D1 and D2.


D1. V Ups – 3 sets of 15 reps
D2. Plank – 3 sets of 30 seconds

2. Full Body Workout with Dumbbells

A1. Dumbbell Squat – 3 sets of 12 reps
A2. Dumbbell Row – 3 sets of 12 reps each arm

Perform A1 and A2 back-to-back with no rest. Finish all 3 sets before moving onto B1 and B2.

B1. Dumbbell Walking Lunges – 3 sets of 12 reps each leg
B2. Dumbbell Shoulder Press -3 sets of 10 reps

Perform B1 and B2 back-to-back with no rest. Finish all 3 sets before moving onto C1 and C2.

C1. Dumbbell Lateral Raises – 3 sets of 15 reps
C2. Dumbbell Curls – 3 sets of 12 reps

Perform C1 and C2 back-to-back with no rest. Finish all 3 sets before moving onto D1 and D2.

D1. Dumbbell Crunch -3 sets of 15 reps
D2. Bicycle Crunch – 3 sets of 30 reps

 3. Full Body Workout With Kettlebells

A. Kettlebell Swing – 3 sets of 15 reps

B1. Kettlebell Squat – 3 sets of 12 reps
B2. One Arm Kettlebell Row – 3 sets of 12 reps each arm

Perform B1 and B2 back-to-back with no rest. Finish all 3 sets before moving onto C1 and C2.

C1. Single Arm Kettlebell Press – 3 sets of 8 reps each arm
C2. Kettlebell Sumo Deadlift – 3 sets of 10 reps

Perform C1 and D2 back-to-back with no rest. Finish all 3 sets before moving onto D1 and D2.

D1. Kettlebell Crunch – 3 sets of 15 reps
D2. Lying Leg Lifts (reverse crunches) – 3 sets of 10 reps

If you want to feel your best by summer, now is the time to start. Incorporate a few of these workouts into your own fitness routine and you’ll achieve your goals just in time.

Tim Liu is an online fitness and nutrition coach based out of Los Angeles. He helps busy men and women lose fat and build muscle without having to live in the gym. You can find him at www.timliufitness.com where you can get a free 5 day fitness course by subscribing to his newsletter.

Always check with a physician before starting a new exercise program.



The Latest From The Blog

#1 Pharmacist Recommended Seal

Get your personalized recommendations today!

Take the quiz

*Based on a survey of pharmacists who recommend branded
vitamins and supplements.