Outdoor Exercises: Full-body

Exercise can be done anywhere, outside or in–and not always at a gym.

Exercise Specialist Ben Watson, with Munson Healthcare, has a few more exercises the beginner and non-beginner can try.

Plank Jack

Start in an elevated plank position with hand on the bench and shoulders hovering over the hands.

Keeping the upper body stable.

Mimic a jumping jack by jumping your legs wide then back together.

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

To change difficulty

  • Easier: Step one leg out at a time instead of jumping.
  • Harder: Increase the speed.

Plank Suicides

Start in an elevated plank position with hand on the bench and shoulders hovering over the hands.

Keeping the lower body stable, walk your hands down to an elbow plank position, then walk hands back to the push up position.

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

Plank Lateral Walks

Start in an elevated plank position with hand on the bench and shoulders hovering over the hands.

Walk sideways down the bench while making sure to maintain your plank form.

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

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