Beach Workout | Men's Health Magazine Australia

Make Summer Your Beach With This Full Body Workout

Summer is heating up, and so is the gym. The weekend warriors are coming out of hibernation and texting their mates from squat racks everywhere. For the next 4 months, your sanctuary will be invaded. It happens every year without fail, but still manages to catch us by surprise.

To combat this onslaught, use this time to up your functional fitness and head to the beaches and parks. The fresh air, the views, and the opportunity to show off your winter gains all combine to provide a great training terrain.

If you can, take your workout to the sand, particularly the soft sand. The instability and uneven surface provides great tools to get your stabilisers firing. This includes your ligaments, muscles, tendons, and crucially, your core (ie. Summer 6 pack). You’ll need to engage all of these components to stay strong and power through the soft stuff, whilst simultaneously lightening the load through cushioned impact. Win win.

The fatigue you’ll experience on soft sand is far greater on land, so hydrate, slip slop slap, and feel the burn with this beach circuit.



10 x Burpees
10 x Lunges
10 x V-Sit Ups
10 x Lunges
10 x Push Ups
10 x Air Squats
10 x V-Sit Ups
10 x Air Squats
Run 400m on soft Sand

Repeat the sequence, dropping the reps by 2 each round.
[ie. 8 x each exercise, then 6… down to 2]
Maintain the run distance of 400m.

*For extra challenge, complete with a weight vest.

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