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Workout Wednesday -The Playground Workout

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Summer has finally arrived! After a brutal winter it’s nice to finally enjoy some sunshine and tolerable weather. One of my favorite things about summer is that I can actually get outside for my workouts — running, biking or even a playground workout.

Playground workouts have become increasingly popular and for good reason! The only equipment needed is a playground, they can be done outside, and you can workout while your kiddos play — a great combination! Not only are playground workouts simple, they’re effective too!

Let’s take a look at this week’s workout, “The Play Time Workout.” This workout contains 7 different exercises.

  1. Squat Jumps 25x
  2. Core Pull Up 10x
  3. Bulgarian Lunge 25x
  4. Push-up to T 20x
  5. Triceps Dips 30x
  6. Bench Hop Overs 12x
  7. Biceps Pull Up 12x

The best part about this workout? Each exercise can be done on the playground. All you need is a bar, step and something to jump over. Each exercise has a different number of repetitions but you’ll repeat the circuit 4x through and can add a 5th round if you’re feeling up to it.

For an added bonus try jogging to and from the park. You’ll get extra cardio and a nice warm-up for your workout!


Have you ever done a playground workout? What’s your favorite playground exercise?

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