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Warm Weather Workout: Take your workout outdoors

By Jeff Howard
Photos by
Erin Trimble

Spring has sprung in Louisville! After spending more time indoors the last few weeks, it is important to go out and enjoy the warm weather. The sun’s vitamin D is essential to our physical and mental health, so soak it up this season.
Even if you can’t hit the gym right now, I’ve designed a workout that can be done outside or in the comfort of your home. Do each of these exercises 20 times.
1. Squats x20
Stand with feet hip-width apart, facing forward. Bend the knees as if you’re sitting in a chair, with hands on hips. For a modification, put your hands in prayer position, behind your back or over your head.

2. Lunges x20
Stand with feet hip-width apart facing forward. Step back into a deep lunge, return to standing position and repeat on the other leg with hands on hips. For a modification, put your hands in prayer position, behind your back or over your head.
3. Plié Deadlift Combo x20
Stand in plié position with feet turned out. Bend your knees, then straighten your knees as you bend forward, touching the floor. Bend the knees coming back into your plié.

4. Shoulder Press x20
Begin in plank position with hands under shoulders. Lift your gluteus to the sky, looking at your feet (similar to downward dog) and bend your elbows. Push up and resume plank position.


5. Shoulder tap x20
Begin in plank position with hands under shoulders. Lift your hand to tap your shoulder. Return to the ground and repeat on the other side. For a modification, do it in place with your knees on the floor.
6. Plank Jump Ins x 20
Begin in plank position with hands under shoulders. Jump with your feet forward and your knees coming in between your arms. Jump back into plank position.


7. Push-ups x20
Begin in plank position with hands under shoulders. Lower your body to the floor and let the arms reach out to either side of your body. Bring your arms back in by your side and push up towards the sky.
8. Sit-Up x20

Lie on your back with legs bent. With hands reaching to the sky in alignment with your shoulders, reach upwards into a seated position.

9. Sit-Up Twist x20
Lie on your back with legs bent. With hands reaching to the sky in alignment with your shoulders, reach upwards, adding a twist into a seated position. Repeat on the other side.

10. Turkish Get-Ups x20
Lie on your back with one leg bent. Reach up with the lead arm toward the sky, bringing the upper body upwards. Lower to the floor. Do 20 on one side and repeat on the other.