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.
San Diego, CA is home to beautiful beaches, cliffs, trails, and mountains. Average temperatures are between 57 and 72 degrees and there is typically less than 12 inches of total rainfall in a given year. So why are there so many damn treadmills, elliptical trainers and other indoor cardio machines crammed into gyms around San Diego? Aside from the fact that San Diego has so many wonderful options for outdoor exercise and conditioning, there are some other good reasons you should be ditching cardio equipment in favor of the outdoors.
I usually like to tell people I have two main speeds, warp speed (plaid) and off. Anything in between seems to require a finesse that I often struggle with, but there's plenty of positives to slowing down what we do.