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How to Use Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Outdoor fitness equipment is becoming increasingly popular, allowing parks and schools everywhere to provide a safe and convenient place for community members to work out. However, getting started with outdoor exercise equipment can be a little overwhelming if you don’t know how to use any of the equipment.

 

Fortunately, most outdoor fitness equipment is pretty straightforward. At TriActive USA, we manufacture fitness equipment that uses your body weight to create resistance, making it easy to work out and reducing the risk of injuries.

 

Are you interested in working out at the park or an outdoor gym? Here’s everything you need to know about safely using the equipment.

Back Extension

Back extensions help you strengthen your back to lower your injury risk. To use our back extension machine, hold onto both gripped handles and stand on the machine at a 45-degree angle. Next, use your back muscles to slowly bend forward and come back up to a 45-degree angle.

Balance Beam

Balance beams are simple equipment that you’ve probably known how to use since you were a child. Simply walking across a balance beam is a good exercise, but standing on one leg or performing a handstand can yield even better results.

Combo Press & Pull

Our combo press & pull machine allows you to do chest presses and lat pulls in one machine — and both stations can be used at the same time. Simply sit on either side of the machine and hold the gripped handles. Pull the bar down for lat pulls or push up and away from your chest on the chest press side.

Horizontal Bar

Horizontal bars are versatile, so you can choose how you want to use them. You can use horizontal bars for chin-ups or pull-ups, or you can use the bar to work on your gymnastics moves.

Leg Extension

Leg extensions are simple to learn and easy enough that most beginners can do them. Simply sit on our leg extension machine with your feet behind the round bar. Straighten your legs beneath the bar, using your leg muscles to lift the bar as your legs straighten completely.

Leg Press

Leg presses are another exercise that most beginners pick up on pretty quickly. All you have to do is sit on the seat on use your feet to push yourself away from the center of the machine. Two people can use our leg press machine at the same time, so it’s great for public spaces.

Multi-Bench

Our multi-bench is one of the most versatile pieces of outdoor fitness equipment. You can use a multi-bench for inclined or declined pushups, dips, and tons of other exercises. Feel free to get creative and find something you enjoy.

Parallel Bars

Parallel bars are also versatile, allowing you to do everything from rows and dips to various types of push-ups and crunches. You can find tons of videos online showing you how to work out with parallel bars.

Plyo Boxes

Plyometrics work your fast-twitch muscle fibers, making you faster and more explosive. Plyo boxes are a simple way to do plyometrics anywhere, from box jumps and alternating step-ups and everything in between.

Rowing Machine

If you’re looking for a solid upper body workout, you can’t go wrong with rows. Rows can be performed using gym rings or parallel bars, but our rowing machine is the simplest way to row. Simply grab the handles, place your feet on the round black bars, and pull your arms back like you’re rowing a boat.

Seated Chest Press

Our seated chest press is a simpler version of our combo press & pull, allowing one person to do chest presses at a time. You really can’t go wrong with this machine — just sit in the seat, grab the handles, and start working out.

Seated Lat Pull

Our seated lat pull is another simplified version of combo press & pull. This machine is essentially half of the combo press & pull, so you can have some personal space while you do your seated lat pulls. Keep in mind that single-user equipment like this may be in high demand, and you might have to wait your turn at times.

Squat Press

If you want to work your lower body using one of the most time-tested exercises, our squat press is the perfect solution. Simply stand on the platform — which features non-slip tape — and grab both handles of the machine. Lift the bar until you’re in a standing position, then slowly squat back down until your thighs are parallel to the ground.

Tai Chi Spinners

Tai chi spinners aren’t the most strenuous exercise, but they’re a good way to relieve some stress or warm up before you move on to more difficult workouts. All you have to do is lean against the rotating plates, using your hands to rotate them in either direction. There are lots of ways to use tai chi spinners, so feel free to get creative.

Two-Person Rotators

Some people aren’t looking to build muscle or lose weight. If your goal is overall physical fitness, you should be using our two-person rotators regularly. Featuring one side for standing and one side for sitting, our rotator allows you to twist and contort your body to stretch your obliques and other core muscles.

Wheelchair-Accessible Combo Press & Pull

Our wheelchair-accessible combo press & pull is very similar to our standard combo press & pull, but it’s designed for wheelchair users. There are no seats, so wheelchair users can sit in their wheelchairs while they do lat pulls or chest presses.

Outdoor Fitness Tips

Learning how to use outdoor fitness equipment is only part of the battle. You also have to learn about nutrition, gym etiquette, and what you can do to live a healthier life.

Nutrition

Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle, or live longer, nutrition is key. For strength training, you should focus on consuming plenty of lean protein to support muscle growth. If you’re aiming to lose weight, you want to be in a caloric deficit to shed fat each week.

 

If you’re considering any supplements such as peptides or pre-workout, talk to your doctor or a professional and do your research to make sure they’re safe for regular use.

Lifestyle changes

The daily choices you make affect your overall health and well-being. If you want to be healthier, you should also try to manage stress levels, get plenty of sleep, and avoid excessive consumption of caffeine and alcohol. A few small changes can make a major difference when it comes to your health.

Gym etiquette 

If you’ve never been to a gym, there are some rules you should understand. For starters, you should wipe off gym equipment before and after you use it. If someone is resting in between sets, find another machine you can use until they’re done.

 

People are generally respectful at both indoor and outdoor gyms, but you should know the basic rules before you start your fitness journey.

Get Started With Outdoor Fitness Equipment from TriActive USA

Working out is one of the best ways to improve your health, and outdoor fitness equipment from TriActive USA makes it simple. With a little practice and experimentation, you can learn how to use all our equipment and create your own workout routine.

TriActive USA outdoor fitness equipment is designed for durability and ease of use. Since our machines use your body weight for resistance, there’s a lower injury risk. Check out our catalog of outdoor fitness equipment to begin your fitness journey today.

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