Last week, Mr. Kaya took his wrestlers to the great outdoors for their training session. The boys braved the rainy conditions and did a group strength training exercise by hauling lumber on their backs through the woods. Their teamwork was put to the test as they had to harmonize their efforts, while carrying the large piece of lumber. After their workout, they built the school a scenic fire pit.
Mr. Kaya included a list of benefits:
Benefits of Campfire:
· CAMPFIRE FOR LIGHT
· CAMPFIRE FOR WARMTH
· CAMPFIRE FOR COOKING
· CAMPFIRE FOR SOCIAL INTERACTION
Benefits of Outdoor Exercise:
· Mental Stimulation: Get outside for mental stimulation that indoor exercise just doesn’t seem to give. Staring at the same 4 walls of your house or gym can be pretty dull, so take it outside for some brain stimulation and give your mind a workout too!
· Psychological Benefits: An increasing amount of research shows outdoor activity is great for the mind. Exercising amongst trees and wildlife can give you a healthy mood boost and can help to combat anxiety and stress. Bonus points if you take your shoes off to feel the grass on your feet.
· New Exercises: Despite claims that machines are a great simulation of the real thing, using a treadmill day in and day out will use the same muscles. Step outside for different inclines and street camber to switch on those muscles you never thought you had!