How to spice up my walk?

5 posts | Original | Recent
 
Image_thumb
8 Posts
May 29, 2015 5:14am
via Android

I'm trying to get back in shape and lose some weight. There's a great trail in my neighborhood that I go walking on, but I'm finding myself getting bored. Any exercises I can do on my walk to switch things up and take my workout to the next level?

Icon_missing_thumb
98 Posts
May 29, 2015 3:58pm
via Android

Maybe do a mix of walking and jogging. Or put on some music that will get you in the zone.

Image_thumb
274 Posts
May 29, 2015 9:45pm
via iOS
I have two sections on my 2.5 mile walk that I do lunges. I have walked with high knees, or pick a spot and do squats. Usually I'm in it to see how fast I can do the 2.5, my end goal is to do it in 32-34 min. I'm at 37.50
Image_thumb
810 Posts
May 29, 2015 11:29pm
via Android

Weighted vest. Sprint intervals. Walking lunges. Skip lol

Icon_missing_thumb
278 Posts
May 29, 2015 11:33pm

Here are a few suggestions for making your daily walk interesting.

Try a pair of walking poles You’ll burn some extra calories and get a synergistic workout without the muscle strain that can occur from walking with weights.

 Head for town or for the mall. Sometimes nature just isn’t calling. You may be more entertained window shopping. Walking errands you normally drive to can give you a different perspective on your neighborhood and having a specific destination can make the walk seem more purposeful.

Try out some tunes. Listening to music is always an invigorating option. Or download a pod cast or pick up some books on tape from your local library and listen while you walk. Just make sure you’re in a place that’s safe from hazards and where you’re not totally alone and unaware of your surroundings.

 Seek out soothing scenery. Got water nearby? A walk around a lake or along a river or canal is always a pleasure. “Breathing in” the greenery and watery reflections can soothe your soul and reduce the effects of stress.

Access hills for at least a one day a week heart healthy challenge. If you’re a flat lander, find some stadium stairs or other architectural feature to include in a walk. Stair-climbing is a fast, efficient workout. I walk on a flat tow path for two miles, then climb five flights of steps up to a bridge that brings me back to my car down a different shady street

Be environmentally-conscious in your purpose. If you need to buy something - like milk or juice, head for a convenience store within walking distance and think about how you are helping to prevent climate change by leaving the car at home. Think about other walks you can do to help protect the climate, rather than taking the car.

Think of walks as an approach to get rid of problems. If there is something bothering you, go walk and think wisely about the problem you have. The exercise will be good for you and will clear your thoughts and problems. As you walk (and you probably won't even notice the walk), think through all the issues, options and action ideas that you were struggling with indoors. Things will start to become clearer.

 

Reply


Skimble-workout-trainer-download-app-recommended-programs

Download_app_store_ios Download_google_play_android_172x51


Workout Trainer Forums

Bienvenida Novatos

76 topics, 112 posts

Entrenamientos y Programas

27 topics, 47 posts

Pérdida de Peso

24 topics, 34 posts

Sólo Pro Miembros

1 topics, 2 posts

Motivación y Apoyo

13 topics, 19 posts

Desafío Entrenamiento

4 topics, 7 posts

Featured Training Programs

Weight Loss 3

Weight Loss 3

Intense Time 4 Weeks
Brazilian Booty Butt

Brazilian Booty Butt

Moderate Time 4 Weeks
Weight Loss Bootcamp

Weight Loss Bootcamp

Intense Time 3 Weeks
Back 2 School

Back 2 School

Moderate Time 2 Weeks
Body Blast Bootcamp

Body Blast Bootcamp

Intense Time 4 Weeks
Lose It. Tone It!

Lose It. Tone It!

Casual Time 4 Weeks

Featured Workouts

Runner's High

Runner's High

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 40 mins  
Lower Body  
4-Minute Fit

4-Minute Fit

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 4 mins  
Full Body  
Self-Myofascial Release

Self-Myofascial Release

Casual Ic_time_32x32 8 mins  
Legs   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Foam Roller
10-Min Fat Blaster!

10-Min Fat Blaster!

Intense Ic_time_32x32 10 mins  
Core   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Dumbbell
Superset Superstar

Superset Superstar

Casual Ic_time_32x32 14 mins  
Legs   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Dumbbell, Bench
WARR PHYSIQUE - In Your Chest

WARR PHYSIQUE - In Your Chest

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 24 mins  
Arms   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Dumbbell, Barbell, Bench