When Working Out Is Just Another Day at the Beach: Walking Lunges
Walking lunges are an ideal leg workout for the beach. The sand makes for adequate resistance and requires you to really use your stabilizing muscles. At the Original Muscle Beach, I pick two metal posts as my point A and point B for marking distance. I step forward with my right foot allowing my left knee to bend and hover above the sand. The front knee is directly over the front foot not hyper-extended. Resisting the impulse to fully touch the sand, I shift my weight to the front leg and step forward with the rear leg to repeat the continuous forward momentum. Once I reach point B, I turn around and repeat the lunges traveling back to point A. I do this series 3 to 4 times, which makes for 10 to 12 lunges in each set.
You can place your arms on your waist or allow them to hang at your sides, or you can put your dukes up with your elbows bent at 90 degrees. Whatever feels comfortable and helps you stabilize yourself in the sand, that’s what’s important. In the lunge I like to squeeze my quads, abs and buttocks for that extra sculpting intensity
Things You’ll Need
1. A lovely beach
3. A towel (maybe one small for exercising and one large for after workout swim)
4. Water (you’ve got to stay hydrated)
And remember, like all Get Me Body posts, these workout routines are suggested exercises that have worked for me. I am not a trainer or a physician, so please consult either of those two professionals before attempting to do any vigorous workout regiment, especially if you are new to exercising. Stay active and stay inspired.