Meet Mark

Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

Tell Me More
Stay Connected
June 08, 2008

Video Proof You Can Exercise Outdoors

By Worker Bee

Hate trying to find a parking spot at the gym? Waiting in line for a treadmill? Navigating the meat heads in the free-weights section?

Then you might like this video, which proves that you can get a great workout, no gym required.

In addition to reconnecting with nature, an outdoor workout can allow you to use your surroundings and your own body weight to get a great, primal-based workout with nary a dumbbell in sight!

Of particular note in the video, we love the bear crawls, the walking pop push ups and the tree branch chin-ups, as well as the plyometric-based log sidejumps and the log step ups (add a jump at the top to make it even more explosive!)

Plus, and this is completely unrelated, how funny is that dog?

Further Reading:

More Videos

Ultimate Frisbee

Extreme Urban Exercise

10 Workouts that Don’t Feel Like Workouts

Getting Fit with CrossFit

CrossFITNYC: Pics and Videos

Subscribe to Mark’s Daily Apple feeds

Subscribe to the Newsletter

If you'd like to add an avatar to all of your comments click here!

Leave a Reply

7 Comments on "Video Proof You Can Exercise Outdoors"


Sort by:   newest | oldest
9 years 2 months ago

Funny, I’m sitting here reading this, absolutely drenched in sweat, from doing something pretty much exactly like that.

Strong One
9 years 2 months ago

Love the video.
Oh yeah.. and the dog!

JR Enthusiast
JR Enthusiast
9 years 2 months ago
Thanks for the video! Some GREAT ideas! I’ve been reading in conjunction with my regular exercise routine, recently, and I’d like to share a book with you that might offer you some new insights. It’s called Harmonic Wealth and it’s all about finding harmony in your life in all areas – financial, relational, mental, physical, and spiritual. It has some really good tips about how to engage all five pillars (or areas) of your life, and to learn more about how they complement each other. Rather than dealing with each issue individually, maybe take a look at the bigger picture.… Read more »
9 years 2 months ago

My dog runs around when i exercise too!

Matt Emery
9 years 2 months ago

Here’s more video proof;

At Caveman Power we’re big fans of Mark’s website, and have incorporated many of his tips and insights into our methodologies – in particular, “Primal Health”.

We’ve been training ‘guerilla/urban’ style with great results, as well having great fun 🙂

We mainly use Kettlebells, Olympic Rings, and Parallette Bars, but we’re not impartial to using boulders or logs if the need arises.

I encourage everyone to get creative with their workouts (think like a Hunter/Gatherer) and emulate what Primal Man may have done. In other words; “be true to your biology”.

diagnostic immobilier
5 years 5 months ago

Bonsoir les amis que pensez-vous de mon nouveau blog sur l’ immobilier ?

4 years 11 months ago

C’est tres bon
Mais ill est tout en français