Next time you go on a hike, make it a full body circuit workout! Here are some examples of exercises you can do using a tree:
Tree Wall Sits: Put your back against a tree (watch for sap), and bend your knees anywhere from a 45-90 degree angle. Keep weight on your heels and breathe! See variations of the wall sit here.
Tree Push-offs: Think push ups using the tree. Stand right at the base of a tree, and take 3 steps back. Fall and catch yourself against the tree and push away from it. See variations of the push-offs here.
Tree Stump Squats: Find a stump that is tall. If you were to sit on it, your thighs are parallel to the ground. Go back into a squat barely touching your butt to the stump and stand back up again. See more technique tips here.
Tree Stump Tricep Dips: Find a stump or log that is sturdy. From a seated position, place all your weight on your hands. Slowly bend and straighten the elbows working the back of the arms. See example here.
TGIF! Have a wonderful weekend!!