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Take It Outside: Extreme Outdoor Workouts!

You don't need the gym to get an intense workout. Warning: These outside workouts are not for the faint of heart!

"All the world's a gym," someone once paraphrased. A killer workout can happen without the bench or dumbbells. Get out of the crowded club, take advantage of the summer weather, and challenge yourself with some intense outdoor training!

Some of my best and most exhilarating workouts have been outside. I've learned to use the land as my training ground, the sun as my inspiration. I use mountain trails, sand and even water to get my heart pumping. I hit the track to practice intervals, hops and jumps. You name it, it's in my program.

These workouts aren't easy, short, or something you can do with your newb buddy. They're meant to test your endurance, strength and mental toughness. They're meant to destroy fat and build bodies. I feel like super girl when I do these workouts. Nobody can stop me!

Swim/Run

For this workout, I've combined military training with some of my favorite activities. If you aren't ready to drop when you're done with this workout, you're doing it wrong.

Swim/Run

Track Training

Do these workouts separately to replace your usual daily cardio. Or, if you're feeling like a boss, rest between each workout and do them as one session! Whatever you choose, be ready to work.

Track Training
  • running

    1 mile (4x around the track)

    Sprint straight-aways, Jog curves
  • running

    1 mile (4x around the track)

    10 burpees at the beginning of each straight-away, Sprint straight-aways, Jog curves
  • running

    1 mile (4x around the track)

    100 meters body weight walking lunges, 100 meters high skips around curves, 100 meters side shuffle, 100 meters run backwards

Super Sprint

Even if you aren't a triathlete, this brick workout is fun, exciting and absolutely tough. If you don't live near a beach, find terrain that will challenge your normal running stride. Mud, dirt, rocks and sand provide an extra test for your strength and endurance.

Super Sprint
  • bike

    10 mile road bike

  • bike

    1.5 mile run to beach

  • Breaststroke

    500 meter swim


  • bike

    1.5 mile run back from beach

  • bike

    10 mile bike back to home

  • Barbell Squat Barbell Squat

    Barbell Squat

    100
  • Pushups Pushups

    Pushups

    50
  • Crunches Crunches

    Crunches

    75

Community Body Service

Use what your community has to offer. Find local hiking trails, a river for canoeing, a rock-climbing gym or a CrossFit gym. Switch up your normal routine so you never get bored. Use these assets to sculpt your body into a machine that can take on any challenge!

Wherever you are in the world, whatever the climate, use your location to help you work on your fitness goals.


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seanboone

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Is that Horner swimming with her running shoes on!? That is an epic shot!

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zackarnold

I used to do a very similar work out - this stuff gets you shredded it's no wonder her physique is phenomenal. She's practically a Navy SEAL herself ;) I'd want her to train me haha.

Jun 4, 2012 5:53pm | report
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beachbum2413

Do you swim in the ocean??? that seems tough

Jun 5, 2012 9:00am | report
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Zapadha

She is going to gouge her hand open and get a bacterial infection from touching that live rock. She needs to get lessons from a certified diver.

Jun 5, 2012 12:36pm | report
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opaedas

Really man?? The chick is solid sexy beef. I mean, sure, we don't want her to get hurt, but seems to me like she knows what she'sdoing. I'm sure that wasn't her first rodeo....

Jun 6, 2012 12:30pm | report
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Blackstar27

Well i can do every workout but the beach run sadly I don't live near any type of water with a beach. Anyone got alternatives?

Jun 7, 2012 10:57am | report
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Invus01

I would love to get back into my prior military shape or better to join in the games....seems fun!!!

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dogetta

Intense no kidding! Push ups for 2 min wow.

Jan 4, 2013 5:12pm | report
  • Body Stats
  • ht: 10'11"
  • wt: 131.5 lbs
  • bf: 25.1%
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jamesw1975

Awesome workout!!! I use some of this in my own workout.

Jun 16, 2013 10:26am | report
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