Five Essential Movements For Any Outdoor Enthusiast

Five Essential Movements For Any Outdoor Enthusiast

Five Essential Movements For Any Outdoor Enthusiast

Greg C. Moriates

Greg C. Moriates

Owner of Train Hunt Eat

Five Essential Movements For Any Outdoor Enthusiast

Five Essential Movements for any Outdoor Enthusiast!!

If you are a hiker, biker, runners, hunter, archery, climber, mountaineer, etc., it is important to always be on the top of your game not only for performance, but also for your health.  However, may outdoor enthusiasts seem to do their activities (i.e., hiking biking, etc) but overlook the basics of muscle conditioning.

Please take note, we are not talking about body building.  We are talking about getting in peak physical condition for your next outdoor adventure, whatever that may be…

However, I have found that if you continuoulsy work on these five essential movements for any outdoor enthusiast at least three times a week, you will aid in muscular endurance and conditioning while providing your body the proper stimulation to perform at peak level.

NOTE:  This post does not show you how to perform the movement.  We will post proper form at a later date.  I would recommend TRX Suspension Training Systems.

The Five Movements

Push-ups

Push-ups are important in any training regimen.  The can be performed in a wide range of movements, with weights, hands is different positions, legs elevated or declined.  However, the movement of a push-up stimulates your chest, arms, shoulders, back, and core among a plethora of stabilizing muscles. 

 

When I perform chest movements, such as push-ups, I recommend performing three or more sets with the following set sequence:  30-15-10-5.  

 

Pull-ups

Pull-ups are one of the movements that have been making a come back.  Pull-ups can be as easy or complicated as you want to make it.  You don’t need any special equipment as you can perform pull-ups at the gym, park, backyard, etc.  The movement of a pull-up, with a push-up stimulates your chest, arms, shoulders, back, and core among a plethora of stabilizing muscles.  However, the back and arms are the key component of pull-ups. 

 

When I perform chest movements, such as pull-ups, I recommend performing three or more sets of pull-ups to form failure.  Meaning, that once you start to have poor form, time to take a rest.

 

 

Planks

Lets face it, without a solid, stable core, you will never reach peak performance.  In addition, who doesn’t like to see a ripped mid-section.  As with pull-ups, planks can be as easy or complicated as you want to make it.  You don’t need any special equipment as you can perform planks anywhere.  You can perform static planks or dynamic planks at the gym, park, backyard, etc.  The movement of a plank, stimulates your chest, arms, shoulders, back, and most importantly, your core among a plethora of stabilizing muscles.  However, the core are the key component of planks. 

 

When I perform planks, I recommend performing three or more sets of planks to form failure.  Meaning, that once you start to have poor form and your back is not flat, time to take a rest.  With planks, the longer you keep form the better.

 

Squats 

Squats are just the perfect all around leg movement.  They can be performed with both legs or single leg, weight or no weight.  The important think about squats is the slow, controlled movement with proper form.  I like to add a 5-10 second pause at the bottom of the squat cycle.

 

The movement of a squat stimulates your legs and core among a plethora of stabilizing muscles.  However, the legs are the key component of pull-ups. 

 

When I perform squats, I recommend performing three or more sets of pull-ups to form failure.  Meaning, that once you start to have poor form, time to take a rest.  You can add in weight, curls, presses, lateral should raises, etc.  That is your call.

 

Shoulder Press

Shoulder Presses is a easy movement that need to be controlled.  You don’t need any special equipment as you can perform shoulder presses at the gym, park, backyard, etc.  All you need to do is raise your legs as high as you possible can while performing the movement.  The movement of a shoulder press stimulates your chest, arms, shoulders, back, and core among a plethora of stabilizing muscles.  However, the shoulders and arms are the key component of a shoulder press. 

 

When I perform chest movements, such as pull-ups, I recommend performing three or more sets of pull-ups to form failure.  Meaning, that once you start to have poor form, time to take a rest.

 

 

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