R5 Work Out(Doors)

When toning your pecs and buffing your abs, “why not take advantage of Mother Nature?” asks Roy S. Johnson, a Westchester resident and the top editor at Men’s Fitness. Here’s how:

1. Suspension training. “You need a suspension-training device called Jungle Gym, which you can get online at monkeybargym.com. It’s a set of straps that you can attach to a tree limb or bars on a real jungle gym at a playground to do various strength-training exercises.”
2. Blockbusters. “This is a good running workout. You sprint one block at about seventy-five percent of your full speed, then you walk or jog a block, and you repeat that cycle for two or three miles. It helps you from hitting a plateau.”
3. Wheelies. “This is for your abs. You need a Power Wheel—a wheel with straps on it for your feet. Strap it on and get into push-up position, and start walking on your hands—at a park or on a football field. By the time you reach a hundred yards, you’ll have a six-pack.”
4. Hill sprints. “Find a hill, about seventy-five to one-hundred yards in length uphill. Sprint to the top, walk back down, and do that six to ten times. This is a short, high-intensity workout.”
5. Body weight circuit workout. “Go to any open area, do twenty jumping jacks, twenty push ups, twenty body-weight squats with your hands on your hips, and then sprint forty yards, rest about a minute—and then do it five more times. It sounds easy, until you get to the five-more-times part!”

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