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Move Your Gym Surfside

Beach Workouts Bring Fun and Variety to Your Routine

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Expect your body to react differently to a beach workout, says Brazina.

 

"It's a different training mode," he says. "Walking on soft sand is excellent, but it's a much more difficult workout. ... When running, you're going to have to spend a little more time stretching because it's going to put extra stress on the Achilles tendon [at the back of your lower leg] because of the soft sand."

 

According to Brazina, these differences are an advantage.

 

"Your muscles have a tendency to accommodate your workout so if you're doing the same routine all the time, it gets stale, and you don't get the gains a lot of people are looking for," he says. "This is a way to keep things new, fresh, and challenging. It puts the fun back into the workout."

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Reviewed on July 25, 2003

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