The best workouts do not necessarily happen in the gym. Recently, many people have taken their workouts outdoors and seen extraordinary success. Parks, beaches, and even just a backyard can be the perfect training locations. Plus, park benches, swing sets, and railings can become part of any exercise routine.

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1. Hill Sprints

If you happen to live near a hill, you're perfectly situated for a workout. Hill sprints are short exercises that take a few seconds per rep, depending on the size of the hill. Essentially, you run as quickly as possible up the hill. The steepness, along with your maximum effort, helps increase leg strength and stability while engaging many different muscles. Experts warn to start with shorter distances and fewer reps — you'll be surprised how quickly this move can tire you out and you don't want to injure yourself.

man doing hill sprints up a grassy incline
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