What is the workout area at Chelsea Park like? What kind of workout can be done in this outdoor gym?Chelsea Park has pull-up bars of 2 different heights, monkey bars, parallel bars for dips, flat and incline benches for core exercises and heavy bars that can be used as barbells for a variety of movements. Oh, there is also one of those heavy stone people use as a step to reach the bars, we like to use that stone as a weight.
The park is all concrete, no mud here. The floor is padded with black rubber so is clean and dirt free.
Check the video to have a complete view of what to expect as well as a circuit-training workout at the end.
On our quest to show New York City free outdoor gyms, we stopped at Chelsea Park on a cold but sunny day. The goal is for New Yorkers and tourists alike to know what to expect when they go to one of those parks to work out.
Chelsea Park is very central in New York, it's not the most nature-looking park but it has a track, turf, basketball court and of course all bodyweight stations as you can see in this video:
00:35 Showing pull-up bars available at the park
02:40 Giving more clarity on dips and the 2 variations to target more triceps or more chest (pectoralis muscles)
03:48 Construction bars can be used as barbells
04:44 Thinking about what workout to do (circuit training)
05:51 Start of workout
08:17 End of workout
Workout of the video:
Pull ups 8-10
Squats with overhead press 10-12
Incline leg raises 10-12
Those 4 exercises are done back to back without rest in between, it forms a giant set. This giant set is repeated 4 more time without rest besides walking (fast) from one station to the other
As always, before that type of lengthy circuit training drink plenty of water BEFORE, you don't want to stop during because your mouth gets too dry. Drink 20oz before to stay hydrated. It's good for you anyway and your performance will stay consistent as opposed to crash halfway in.
Yoked Apparel gear worn in that video: