Outdoor Workouts: Leg day

People are ditching the gym and heading outside—a free gym that has plenty of sunshine for vitamin D.

But if you find yourself wondering what to do besides the age-old walk or run, Munson Healthcare‘s Exercise Specialist Ben Watson has some leg day suggestions to try.

Glute Kick Back

Start in a table-top position with hands and knees on the ground.

Hover one knee above the bench, then extend backwards.

Return leg to the table top.

Repeat 8 to 12 repetitions to start and add more as you progress.

To change difficulty:

  • Harder: Add a pulse with each kick back.

Bird-dogs

Start in a table-top position with hands and knees on the ground.

Hover one knee above the bench then extend backwards while also extending the opposite arm forward.

Return to the table top.

Repeat 8 to 12 repetitions to start and add more as you progress.

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