The Benefits of Lifting Outdoors and lifting weights in the sun, barbell clips, barbells, strength training
Here at Homegrown Lifting, we’re all about helping push you to be the healthiest version of yourself. Lifting weights is an excellent way to stay in shape and increase muscle mass. Lifting indoors is always great, but did you know there are extra benefits when you strength train outdoors? Keep reading, and we’ll tell you all about the perks of lifting in the sunshine.
It Lowers Blood Pressure and Heart Rate
Being outdoors when you lift helps to lower your blood pressure and heart rate. The exercise you’re doing will feel less strenuous and allow you to achieve maximum results. You’ll be able to lift heavier amounts for more extended periods of time when you lift in the great outdoors. The air outside is also more fresh and clean than circulated indoor air. Fresh air helps to alleviate insomnia, so doing your workout outside will also help to improve the quality of your sleep, and who wouldn’t enjoy better sleep?
It Increases Levels of Vitamin D
Lifting in nature exposes you to sunshine which increases your body’s levels of Vitamin D. This “feel good” vitamin enhances your mood and reduces depression and anxiety. Removing yourself from environments with artificial light and screens can make you feel refreshed and invigorated. Sunlight also enhances energy generations in your muscles, allowing for more effective lifting sessions. Make sure to wear the proper sunscreen and stay hydrated, especially on warm days. The weather in general, can also increase the difficulty of your workout. The temperature and wind will affect you in ways that indoor air cannot. A bonus of working out in the sun is that warmer temperatures will help you to warm up your muscles faster.
It Helps To Build Strength Training Community
When you work out outside, it gives you the opportunity to meet new people who share your interests. You may be surprised by the number of your neighbors who enjoy lifting but don’t go to the same gym as you. Getting outside lets others know what you like to do, and they’re more likely to join in. The outdoors is also far more accessible than a gym. Often, you simply have to step outside your front door or find an open area within walking distance. You won’t have to deal with traffic, finding a parking spot, or waiting to use the equipment. Any type of exercise also helps to improve your self-esteem, but studies have shown this to be even more true when you perform activities in the sunshine. If you’re looking to switch things up in your routine, you can even use equipment found in parks to mix in some bodyweight strength training.Lifting weights outdoors can improve your sleep, mood, and self-esteem. It’s a great way to connect with other fitness-minded people and find new workout partners. We can help you to select the best equipment for outdoor weightlifting and strength training. You can give us a call at (502) 771-0530 or get in touch with us by contacting us online. We serve the entire lower 48 states of the United States and ship across the US, except Hawaii and Alaska.