Exercise in your Garden

Every day many people go to gyms and health clubs across the country to get their exercise in and they pay well for their gym memberships when they can get one of the best forms of low impact exercise at home working in their garden.

Garden Exercise Routine

If you can spend time working in your garden every single day it’s possible to work the same muscles in your garden that you would working out in the gym. As with any exercise routine it’s best to not work the same muscles every single day. The following is an example exercise routine that anyone can do in their garden.

Monday – Chest / Back / Shoulders – These body parts can be worked by digging with a shovel, pushing a wheel barrel, lifting heavy rocks and lifting trash cans that are filled with debris. With these physical movements it’s important to focus on repetition.

For example, if you’re going to be digging a big hole make sure that you get enough repetitions in so you actually feel that you’re working your shoulders and arms. If you feel the burning sensation in your muscles then you will know that you are getting a gym quality workout.

A typical workout is split up into sets, so, for your garden workout you could do five sets each of digging for 10 to 12 reps, lifting heavy rocks for 8 to 10 reps, lifting your heavy trash can for 10 to 12 reps and pushing a wheel that’s filled with heavy rocks or dirt in a straight line for 10 to 12 reps.

Warm Up First!

Before attempting to get exercise in your garden make sure that you warm up your muscles thoroughly just like you would in a gym because it’s just as easy to injure yourself working outside as you could anywhere else.

It’s also important to always focus on always lifting heavy loads with your legs because this will help to limit potential injuries to your back.

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