In some of the past posts we pointed out places in San Diego you could take your workout outside the gym with stair sprints. Keeping with the theme of getting you out outdoors more, I’ve put together a compilation of San Diego parks where outdoor exercise equipment is available. Outdoor exercise equipment is like a playground for adults and it enables exercisers to get some fresh air and build strength with a greater variety of bodyweight exercises, gymnastics, and calisthenics.
If you have conquered the first four sets of San Diego stairs and are ready for a new challenge I have another batch for you interval enthusiasts. Interval training is a great way to improve your aerobic and anaerobic fitness without a treadmill. Sites like these allow you take your training outside the gym for some fresh air in a way that will no doubt improve your work capacity and performance.
Running stairs beats a treadmill any day of the week. You can sprint and create intervals without any real thought. The shorter stride makes it a better way for beginners to start sprinting than flat out on a track. Here are four great places to run stair sprints in San Diego.
Bodyweight conditioning proponents will always espouse the benefits of relative strength and muscular control, which is damn impressive. I love the circus as much as anybody. But what bodyweight exercises will improve your strength and help put bigger numbers on your barbell lifts? These lifts don't require a lot of time or specialized skills to learn but do just that when you don't have a barbell.
There's an evil misconception that circulates the endurance community. This false idea is the very common idea that strength training in heavy rep ranges and without any type of bosu ball will make endurance athlete's big and slow. Whether its runners, triathletes, rowers, or just about any other endurance athlete, it seems to be the prevailing notion that high repetition weight training and circuits are the only acceptable protocols to improve endurance performance through strength training. And this is false.
The workout is a simple ladder format with three exercises, meaning that the repetitions climb to a certain point and then descend back down. This is to be done with little to no rest.