Hey everyone, it's Mary Margaret. This is the first in a series of "Make the World Your Playground" posts where we'll be creating special workouts at different locations around Louisville.
Today's workout is designed for the Big Four Bridge. I love this bridge. I often take Olive, strap her in the Boba carrier, and go! When she was younger it was hard to attend BAREfit pack workouts so I created this special workout when just walking the bridge wasn't challenging enough and I wanted a more "BAREfit" experience.
Try this workout and I guarantee you'll break a sweat and build some muscles!
** This workout is parallel and can be done started at either side. My workout will start at the Indiana side since I live in New Albany.
Start at the bottom of the ramp and do 20 squats.
Start walking or jogging up the ramp. When you reach the set of stairs run up and down them, or in my case walk since I have Olive in the carrier. (If you choose to walk the bridge and ramps then keep a fast pace.)
Continue up the ramp and when you reach the top do 20 more squats.
Start walking or jogging across the bridge. At the first bench you see, stop and do 20 dips.
Continue walking (at a fast pace) or jogging, until you reach the last bench on the other side. Stop and do 20 dips.
Finish going across the bridge and when you reach the top of the ramp, do 20 squats.
Start walking or jogging down the ramp. When you reach the next set of stairs, run up and down them.
Continue down to the bottom of the ramp and do 20 squats. You're halfway done!
Now turn around and continue back up the ramp repeating all of the above steps.
If you want more of a challenge, add in push ups and jumping jacks at each interchange along with your squats and dips.
It takes less than 5 minutes to walk up and down each set of stairs twice and very little time to add in the squats and dips so try this workout whenever you go walking on the Big Four Bridge.
By the time you are done with this workout you will have completed 80 dips and 140 squats combined with some cardio.