Outdoor cardio workouts are a wonderful escape from the stresses of the world. However, they can easily turn into leisure rather than a workout if you are not vigilant. Now, if you are in the mood for an active rest day that is perfectly fine - however if you are in the position of wanting a real workout, well then dig into the tips I have for you right here!
As trainers, we can help you maximize your results from your outdoor cardio workouts.
Although walking or jogging outdoors is generally a harder workout than you get using a treadmill, one advantage of the treadmill is that you set the pace and the incline—let’s face it, sometimes when you are outdoors you don’t keep that same brisk clip as you do when you try to keep up with that treadmill setting. On the other hand, it’s usually easier to exercise for longer outdoors because boredom doesn’t set in so soon.
When it comes to biking, stationary bikes are the gold standard in being held accountable to your pace/resistance. However, outdoors you are going to battle with the wind, changes in surface, and perhaps some steeper and longer hills than you would ever impose upon yourself voluntarily :)