A SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE WORKOUT ROUTINE FEATURING TRX
I’m an adventure-seeker who likes to skydive, cycle, downhill ski, climb, and surf. Almost any outdoor exercise, really. Like many guys out there I also love a consistent, vigorous exercise routine. Something about pushing my physical and mental limits keeps me in balance when the stress and anxieties of daily life start creeping in.
But here’s the thing: over the past 10 years, I’ve had a membership to many different gyms. I did the rough math and I probably spent over $20K in membership fees. As I was progressing in my career I found myself spending more time at work in front of a computer, inside massive steel buildings of trade shows, or surrounded by white walls during meetings with clients. The last thing I wanted to do at the end of the day was to go to another big, sterile building to workout!
About 5 years ago I decided I needed a change. I wanted to orient more of my time around my passion for the outdoors and adventure. I officially kicked my “gym habit” to the curb in favor of a flexible, go-anywhere, outdoor workout routine that helps me stay fit and connect to nature at the same time. I started working out at the beach using lifeguard stations as my support, at playgrounds hanging off the monkey bars while watching my kids play and, eventually, I built my own outdoor pull-up bar station at my house.
Consistently working out in this way has also changed my body for the better. I’ve developed different muscles, a stronger core, and a more natural-looking build when compared to my old weightlifting routine.
If you’re also ready to trade in the gym for more time outdoors, I would highly recommend getting a TRX Strap (@trxtraining). Recently, I took this simple workout to one of my favorite off-the-grid destinations—Yosemite National Park. While the woods naturally provided tons of places to suspend my strap, my favorite place to “hang” that week was a bridge, just above a gently rushing river. The calming, white noise was a better workout soundtrack than any playlist I could put together!
A SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE OUTDOOR EXERCISE ROUTINE FEATURING TRX
- 200 push-ups
- 60 pull-ups
- 50 upside down shoulder shrugs
- 60 dips
- 100 leg raises (for abs)
My after-workout protein of choice, when I’m in the wild, is California Biltong (@jerkydoneright). If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a South African-style beef jerky that’s becoming more popular in the States. This biltong is made with all-natural, preservative-free and grass-fed beef. It’ll be the most flavorful jerky you’ll ever taste.
I take every opportunity I get to test VOLT products during my adventures. Here, I’m using VOLT Instant Beard Color. As you can see, it stayed put during the routine and my post-workout swim. If you’re looking for a beard color that stands up to whatever life throws at you, learn more and find your shade here.