Now that winter is coming to an end this year 🙂 – we need to ditch those winter blues and get outside! Being creative with your workouts and changing up your location is rewarding both mentally and physically.
Let’s talk about SAND.
The benefits from working out in the sand are HUGE!!!
During a sand workout, your…
The unstable surface…
- burns more calories
- makes exercises more challenging
- creates less impact on joints
- works the stabilizer muscles
If you aren’t convinced yet, let me put it this way:
Sand training will improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, strength, balance, ability, reaction time and coordination!
So go find a beach, a lake (with a sandy beach), or a sand volleyball court and get moving!!!
Yup- I get my kids moving with me.
Taylor’s face!!! She must be loving the burn!
Exercises to do in the sand:
- plyometric jumps
These are just a few ideas!
Because of the unstable surface, the ankles, achilles, and knees are susceptible to injury-
so a good warm-up and stretch is essential!