Well, it’s that time of year…

Time get back outside for some 110% H.A.M. outdoor training sessions.

outdoor workoutsI LOVE this time of year especially since I live in Nebraska where it gets brutally cold in the winter as I can’t wait to get outside to crank some outdoor training sessions.

Besides just getting outside into the fresh air, there’s some other reasons WHY you should be training outdoors if you’re currently not doing so…

Build Mental Toughness

There’s nothing like training in the hot sun in 90 degree weather.  That alone will build a stronger mind.

Some my TOUGHEST, most brutal workouts I can ever remember came from when I was training outdoors.

These days, too many people want nice air conditioned gyms that shelter them from the harsh elements outside.  This will NOT make you any tougher.

Instead, get out of your air conditioned gym and get yourself outdoors where you can breath the fresh air, soak up the sun, and get your hands dirty.

Even if you train in a garage gym like I do, it’s still a necessity get yourself outdoors to train.

Go find a playground and crank some bodyweight training or bring a kettlebell with you and just do work.

Get Some Much Needed Vitamin D 

Most people do NOT get near enough Vitamin D as we’re trapped inside most of the day for work, but then when we get the chance to get outside, we pass it up.  And when we do workout, it’s always indoors which doesn’t help.

It’s important to get in some extra Vitamin D as there’s a whole list of benefits, such as increasing your ability to think clearly, help boost your immune health, bone health, and overall mood and well being.

Vitamin D has also been said to help raise testosterone levels which is never a bad thing.

Bottom line is if you’re stuck inside most of the day, it’s cool if you train indoors, but make sure to get your ass outside for a few workouts here and there.  The sun will reward you.

To be safe, I’d highly recommend supplementing with Vitamin D as well.  I take around 5000 IU’s a day.

The Outdoors are Limitless

When you train outdoors, there’s a LOT of options for you and you’re only limited by your imagination.

Great Change of Pace

Because who the hell wants to be stuck indoors all the time?


Most people don’t do enough of these do to limited space indoors, but when you go outdoors, sprints galore!  HILL sprints are by far the BEST.

All YOU Need is Bodyweight

When you’re outdoors, you don’t need any equipment other then what God gave you.  If you plan on using equipment, you can never go wrong with a set of Kettlebells, a good ol’ Sandbag, or a Suspension Training System

Now, since I’m talking about training outdoors, I thought I’d share some of my past favorite outdoors workouts with you

Sprint Beach Workout (wish I had a CLOSER beach!)

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A HARDCORE Outdoor Throwdown

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The Skullbell!

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Gymless Workout in a San Diego Park

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Good Ol’ Hill Sprints Back Home

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QUESTION – What’s your FAVORITE outdoor workout of all time?  Let me know and drop your thoughts in the comments below. 

***If we get over 20 comments + 100 LIKES, I’ll post up 3 NEW 110% H.A.M. Outdoor Workouts for you (you’ve NEVER seen these before)***

Here we go!

Live and Train Aggressive!

PS – For Hardcore OUTDOOR Workouts, check out The Bags, Bells, and Bodyweight Training System