In episode 94 of his video series, Dr. Larson discusses:
You don’t have to go to the gym or need a lot of time to get an excellent workout. Going for a hike or even a walk outdoors is much more fun to do than sitting in a gym. While hiking or walking, try this less than one hour routine!
When out hiking I do a drop down set, which means that you start at 10 reps, go to 9 reps, then 8 reps, all the way until you reach one, without any rest in between. DR. CHAD LARSON
The routine I did was:
- 10 jump squats
- 10 pushups
- 10 situps
Next, I did a 60 second 25 meter shuttle run. I keep running back and forth touching the ground at the end of each 25 meters, and I did five rounds.
60 second 25 meter shuttle run (sprint back and forth); followed by 60 second rest in between.
Then, I did 4 rounds of 10 shoulder overhead presses with a weight. I just used a big boulder for a weight. Then I did 10 sits ups followed by a 60 second plank. Lastly, I did 10of split squats. A split squat is kind of like a lunge where you don’t move, you just stay in one place.
- 10 shoulder overhead press (with hand weight, I used a boulder)
- 10 situps
- 60 second plank
- 10 split squats
The entire thing took me less than an hour and I got a fantastic workout. It doesn’t take a whole lot to add some exercise into your daily routine!