3 Ways To Incorporate Beer Into Your Workout
The latest workout trend is using your body weight or other things around you to create a workout, so you’re not tied to a gym. Let’s take this and apply it to beer. This workout does not require you to actually drink beer, but to use it in your workout.
By Shira Kogut on Jul. 14, 2017
Disclaimer: This article in no way constitutes sound medical or workout advice and should not be used as a substitute for the advice of your doctor, exercise therapist or personal trainer
3 Ways To Incorporate Beer Into Your Work
Use Beer Bottles & Beer Cans As Weights
Who needs dumbbells when you have beer cans? Don’t underestimate the weight of your can. After 3 or 4 sets of 12-15 reps your muscles could actually start to feel the burn. You can use them in exercises like:
- bicep curls
- tricep extensions
- shoulder flies
- shoulder presses
- hammerhead curls
As you graduate from cans to bottles and bottles to growlers always make sure you keep the proper form as you increase the weight.
Using a Keg
While doing a keg stand does require a significant amount of upper body strength and balance you could also incorporate them into your workout the way Canada’s Strongest Woman, Allison Lockhart, did while she attended the Calgary Stampede (feature image).
As any brewery worker will attest to lifting and carrying kegs can be pretty tasking with an empty keg weighing around 30lbs and full over 160 pounds for a half barrel keg. It is the perfect training routine for Strongman/women competitions which require participants to prove their overall strength and power by pushing, pulling and carrying a variety of different, unusual but heavy objects.
Want to really feel the burn? Try Beer Yoga
There are actually different types of Beer Yoga. The trend began with breweries hosting a yoga session and then participants grabbing a beer afterward like Big Rock Brewery in Calgary, Alberta’s Brewga. Now, it has morphed and in some places also incorporates drinking the beer into the yoga session or using the beer as a point of focus and meditation.
Getting Your Cardio In At Local Breweries
A lot of breweries have a running or biking group that meet weekly or monthly for a run/ride and a pint like Port City Brewing Company in Alexandria, Virginia. They have their group Joggers & Lagers that meets every Monday night, a yoga group on Tuesday nights and a biking group that meets once a month. There are others that combine the running and drinking like the Hash House Harriers.
So there you have it, you can be passionate about working out and craft beer with a variety of ways to combine them.
Have you used beer or beer related accessories in your workouts? Let us know about it.
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