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Summer Outdoor Workouts

8 Outdoor Workouts That Blast Calories

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When the weather outside is wonderful, who wants to spend any time in a stuffy gym? Instead, gather the family and invite your friends to join you out-of-doors for a calorie-blasting good time. These activities make it easy to enjoy the season — and still lose weight, stay motivated, and build sexy, show-off muscles.

See how many calories you'll burn during each of these warm-weather exercises.

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Spike Your Fat Burn
Play beach volleyball with the family.
Calories Blasted Per Hour: 544
Bonus Benefit: Every serve and spike helps tone your arms, abs, legs, and chest.

Sneak in Freestyle Fitness
Swim laps while at the beach.
Calories Blasted Per Hour: 476
Bonus Benefit: Talk about a total-body workout! Swimming strengthens your chest, back, arms, abs, legs, and shoulders.

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Batter Up!
Join the office softball game.
Calories Blasted Per Hour: 340
Bonus Benefit: You don't have to be on the winning team to still work your chest, arms, legs, abs, shoulders, and back.

Keep reading for more calorie-blasting workout ideas!

Float Your Boat
Paddle off on a canoeing excursion.
Calories Blasted Per Hour: 340
Bonus Benefit: The resistance of paddling through water helps eliminate arm flab and strengthen your back.

Dig in, Get Dirty
Finally catch up on your gardening.
Calories Blasted Per Hour: 306
Bonus Benefit: All the bending and twisting required to plant and weed works your core from every angle.

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Saddle Up!
Go horseback riding.
Calories Blasted Per Hour: 272
Bonus Benefit: Gripping the saddle gives your inner thighs and butt an incredible workout.

Become a Disc Diva
Throw a Frisbee.
Calories Blasted Per Hour: 204
Bonus Benefit: Tossing the Frisbee gives your chest, arms, shoulders, abs, and legs a great workout.

Bring Out Your Inner Explorer
Learn to sail.
Calories Blasted Per Hour: 204
Bonus Benefit: Sailing works your sea legs — and arms, shoulders, and abs.

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