When it comes to workouts we typically view them as only taking place in the gym. And let’s be real, if you are wanting to gain lean muscle you do need to be working out in the gym, but there are a lot of things you can do outside the gym to help you get strong. You can find more on this in this week’s podcast.
1. Push-ups. Yes this may seem like a no-brainer, but push-ups can do so much for you, working your biceps as well as your chest muscles. Varying how wide your hands are can even work out your triceps, as well as bring more focus to your chest. I talk about these variation in my latest video. Don’t be afraid if you can’t do a ton. Do as many as you can, take a break, and then do more. Set a timer for two to three minutes and do as many as you can during this time.
2. Sprints. While this may seem weird to build lean muscle, it helps develop sudden bursts of power, and you can do them in your backyard, a side-walk or wherever there is a little open space. Again this isn’t something you have to do for long. Five minutes a day will go a long way.
3. Crunches. Don’t feel you have to do an insane amount, but set a timer for 5 minutes and pump out as many as you can, rest, and go again.
Don’t be afraid to get outside the box and do some extra workouts when you are outside the gym. A little bit every day goes a very long way.