Bootcamps are very hot right now and for good reason: They give you the intense workout of a personal training session with the teamwork and social benefits of group fitness. They are also a pretty cost effective option, usually about quarter of the price of a one-on-one session.
(Check out this post to learn about Bootcamp Basics)
However, there may be some of you who do not feel comfortable in a bootcamp class or just don't have the time or means to commit.
This post is for you.
Here is a 30 minute bootcamp style workout that you can do at home. Make sure you are wearing comfortable clothes, running shoes and have a bottle of water handy. (Also check with your doc before you start any exercise program).
30 Minute Bootcamp
This workout consists of three strength training circuits. Perform one set of each exercise in the circuit for the specified number of reps, then move on to the next. When you have completed the circuit, repeat it two more times. Rest 30-60 seconds between each exercise (or longer, if needed).
Light hand weights, 3-8 lbs
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5 minutes (Walk, knee lifts, even on a stationary piece of cardio equipment)
Circuit #1 - Lower Body 15-20 Reps
Single Leg Bridge
Circuit # 2 - Upper Body, 10-12 Reps
Alternating Dumbbell Curls
Circuit # 3 - Core Work, 20-25 Reps
Alternate Arm/Leg Lifts
Roll Up/ Roll Down
Single Leg Stretch
Have you ever participated in a bootcamp? Did you love it? Hate it?