Spring weather, a little bit of sun, no rain! But to workout outside?There may be one or more of you asking themselves this question. My own answer: YES! Absolutely! I also had a membership in a Gym long time ago. I also think that garage gyms and CrossFit boxes spray a certain appeal.
But going outside to workout is my favourite choice!Because outside you have not only a huge amount of fresh air. And it’s not my aim to reanimate the ancient debate between ‘gym treadmill runners’ and ‘fresh air joggers’ either. I am talking about the constantly growing community of outdoor fitness enthusiasts. Several outdoor fitness providers seem to give the people something that presents the perfect opposite to their every-day indoor work routine. The effects of functional training are undisputable. Of course there are a lot more possibilities in a gym than outside. But are they really necessary to build up and to keep a basic fitness level? I have never seen someone carrying his barbell to the city forest. And no one would ever carry dumbbells, a gymnastics ball or even the ‘Ab Machine’ to the park.
Why? That is the question I would like to focus on in the following text.When we look at natural movement we consider 5 fundamental pillars:
- Push (oneself, or sth. away from oneself)
- Pull (oneself, or sth. towards oneself)
- Rotation (all movements of rotation)
- Raising & lowering your center of mass (‘level changes’)
- Locomotion (transfer from A to B)