Go outside and find a hill and a tree (preferably in the same general vicinity…despite our best efforts to destroy the world hills and trees still often coexist!). Now that you have found the hill and the tree check to see if the hill is longer than 60 meters (however you want to measure it, don’t be too strict). The idea with the hill is that you are going to sprint up it and anything over 60 meters is excessive! Now I will keep this simple, the workout challenge is as follows:
1. Sprint up the hill
2. Do 10 pushups
3. Walk down the hill and sprint back up
4. Do 10 reps of hanging leg raises or hanging knee raises while holding the branch of the tree
5. Walk down the hill and sprint back up again
6. Climb the tree to the level of the first branch 3 times
7. Repeat steps 1-6, 2 more times.
If you follow the order I have laid out you will end up doing 30 push ups, 30 hanging leg raises, climbed the tree 9 times, and done 15 hill sprints. The rep numbers can easily be modified but the big idea is to have a little bit of fun in the nice summer weather! I am setting this workout to give you the opportunity to move through the world in a fairly natural set of movements that require you to push/pull/climb with just your body as resistance. Get out and enjoy some sunshine (and make sure you check out Mark Sisson’s post on natural sunblock before you do).