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Tree Mend Us Exercise at Shaws Bridge Boot camp

Ah, nature! The workout space that keeps on giving. Today, I'm thrilled to introduce you to the 'Tree-mend-us Workout', at Shaws Bridge Boot Camp, where a sturdy oak (a beech or a lark?) isn't just a tree—it's your trainer. This loyal wooden companion is always ready to help you turn over a new leaf, get to the root of your fitness goals, and branch out to new opportunities.

Tree Mend Us Exercise at Shaws Bridge Boot camp

Let's crack on and explore how leveraging the unpredictable environment of the outdoors can supercharge your workout. With its uneven terrain, varying weather conditions, and wind resistance, the natural world makes your muscles work harder. The ever-changing conditions mean your body continuously tries to adapt in a way that doesn't happen in the controlled environment of a gym, leading to improved muscle activation. The 'imperfections' of outdoor settings—like the unpredictable resistance provided by a strong breeze or the natural incline of the ground—create a dynamic workout that engages more muscle groups more completely.

Here are some exercises for you!

Let’s embrace the outdoors with a sense of adventure and curiosity about what our bodies can achieve when we return to nature’s roots. Ready to challenge yourself with the Tree-mend-us Workout? Join us at Shaws Bridge, and let’s make fitness natural again!

Isometric Lateral and Front Shoulder Raises

Muscles Activated: The deltoids (shoulder muscles) are primarily involved, with the lateral raise targeting the side delts and the front raise focusing on the anterior delts. Secondary support comes from the trapezius and the upper chest muscles.

Isometric Transverse Abdominal Exercise

Muscles Activated: This exercise primarily targets the transverse abdominal, which acts like a corset around your abdomen, which is crucial for core stability. It also lightly engages the rectus abdominals and the obliques.

Isometric Shoulder Press

Muscles Activated: This static movement works the entire shoulder complex, especially the anterior and medial deltoids, and involves the triceps and upper pectoral muscles.

Pull-Ups and Chin-Ups

Pull-ups Activated Muscles: These target your upper back, particularly the latissimus dorsi, and engage the biceps, trapezius, and deltoids.

Chin-Ups Muscles Activated: Chin-ups focus more on the biceps while still working the latissimus dorsi, making them slightly easier due to the increased bicep engagement.

Plank Variations

Muscles Activated: Planks are a full-body workout that heavily targets the core muscles, including the rectus abdominis, obliques, and transverse abdominis. They also engage the shoulders, chest, legs, and back for stabilization.

Pressups (Standing)

Muscles Activated: This exercise engages the pectoral, deltoids, and triceps muscles. It's a good way to work the chest and arms without equipment.

Planking Pressups

Muscles Activated: This exercise intensely works the chest, shoulders, triceps, and all core muscles by combining the core stabilization of a plank with the upper body challenge of a push-up.


Inverted Pressups

Muscles Activated: These target the upper chest and shoulders more aggressively, along with the triceps and core muscles for a challenging upper-body workout.

By including this stuff in Bootcamping workouts at Shaws Bridge, you 'enjoy' a thoroughly satisfying stimulus that includes more muscle groups, from your core to your limbs. It’s an excellent way to enhance muscular strength and endurance, improve posture, and boost overall fitness. So, next time you pass by that sturdy tree, see it as an opportunity to tone up and strengthen up!

Tree Mend Us Exercise at Shaws Bridge Boot camp



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