Take advantage of the beaches’ natural resistance training. SAND! Sprints are tough enough, but sand sprints help you burn a ton of calories fast! The constantly shifting sand means this exercise seriously works your legs and fires up the stability muscles in your core. The best part this exercise burns a crazy amount of calories, as you power through the sand. Sand sprints will leave your legs a quivering mass of muscle, your heart pumping and lungs heaving! You can do this with or without shoes. However, don’t cheat! You want to stay away from the waterline and that nice hard sand. Nope, for this one, you need to find the softest loosest sand you can find.
Running and Walking
You can’t go wrong with walking or running. No matter whether you’re a marathon runner or a beginner the best part about walking and running is anyone can do it. Running and walking on the sandis a lot harder than running on the road. As the sand shifts under your weight, it causes to you use more stability muscles which creates a more demanding workout that burns more calories and builds more muscle than walking along the sidewalk. Running on the sand also absorbs some of your weight and shock, which reduces the impact on your joints. All of this makes walking and running on sand easier on your knees and hips which means you have no excuse to get out on the sand. Now unlike the Sand Sprints here the goal is to do nice long slow and steady walks and/or runs. Of course, you don’t have to walk or run on the beach, we just know you’ll love the view. The goal is to get moving. Looking for an easy plan to get started? Try the famous Couch to 5K challenge.
Canoeing and Kayaking
If you prefer being on the water rather than in it try canoeing or kayaking. Both of these activities target the core and upper body. The Kayak and the Canoe are also a little bit easier for beginners to handle than let’s say the Standup Paddle Board. Another great benefit of the Kayak and the Canoe is you can do these with a partner as both come in models that have room for two people. If you don’t have a kayak or canoe, don’t worry there are lots of great places to rent these and all the equipment you need to get out on the water and get the blood pumping. Though it might seem like your arms are doing all the paddling, your core also gets a great workout. Make sure you wear a life preserver. As with all outdoor water activities, consider the weather before heading out. Now get out on the water and start exercising and exploring the beautiful waters of Ocean Isle Beach.
Standup Paddle Boarding
There isn’t much you need to do to jump rope. But before you get started make sure you have the following things sorted out so your jump rope workouts are productive fat-burning workouts. Jumping rope, or skipping, is a simple but super effective way to get and stay fit and control your weight. If you are looking for a no-frills way to exercise or maybe an exercise to supplement another workout, then Jumping rope is your answer. Hey, all those Rocky movies can’t be wrong? The only tool you’ll need is a jump rope which you can get for under twenty-bucks. Here is a good jump rope plan to get you started.
Whether it is for strength, weight loss, lean muscle gain, or just overall fitness, strength training provides remarkable results for those willing or wanting to hit the weights. The key to weight training is consistent training (more than twice per week, for 12 weeks) can provide such benefits as increased muscle mass, a fitter body that is less likely to be injured, and even cardio benefits when combined with Jumping Rope or in a circuit training routine. Like any exercise it is worth investing in some expert advice when getting started. Using too much weight too soon can cause injury so always start lower than your expected ability and work your way up to that first heavy workout.
Squats are one of those great exercises that is so simple it looks easy, but you’ll quickly find out why this exercise is a favorite among trainers. In fact, many say it is possibly the best exercise you can do for all around fat burning and muscle building. Working your quads, hamstrings, and glutes everyone who wants to look beach fit needs squats in their life. Squats can be done anywhere and can be done with or without weights. To do a squat properly make sure to have your legs shoulder-width apart. Then drive your hips back until your thighs are parallel to the floor, pause for a moment and then return to a standing position…repeat…repeat.
One of the best exercises you can do, and one that is easy for any age to do is cycling. Cycling is a great low impact sport that helps your cardiovascular health and builds muscle. Of course, the other great thing about cycling around Ocean Isle Beach is you get to take in all of the island’s beauty. Don’t worry about going all Tour de France on your first outing. This exercise is easy for any level cyclist. Whether you have a single speed beach cruiser or a fancy hi-tech racing bike the benefits are the same. Ocean Isle Beach is a friendly place for cycling with lots of roads with drivers used to seeing cyclist. Still, it is a good time to remember those basics of cycling safety. Always wear a helmet and at night make sure to have a front and rear light. Now get on the bike and go explore. Even just riding for a half hour a day has great health benefits. If you need a bike Ocean Isle Beach has plenty of places that offer reasonable prices for rentals for an hour or a week.