Bootcamp Round 2
November 22, 2012 in fitness, health
After a really long year of studies I thought the perfect way to end it would be doing a bootcamp, so I signed up for Adventure Boot camp 4 weeks, 5 days (yeah I’m hardcore like that). As luck would have it I ended up winning a free camp (yay!).
Armed with my weights and mat I was ready to go. Man, were all my illusions about my fitness shattered on Monday during the warm up, freaking hell. Jogging, star jumps, side hops, butt kicks, high kicks had me winded, panting and legs burning. It was going to be a long session of swearing, and asking myself why I signed up to do a 5 day camp (madness).
Monday’s are full body workouts, we did a circuit comprised of:
- Star jumps
- Stair climbs
Switched to arms:
- Push ups
- Tricep dips
- Crunches, bicycle crunches
- Leg lifts
It felt like the longest session ever . I had lots of stiffness the next day, especially in my thighs and bum.
Tuesday’s are upper body and core, circuit comprised of:
Each round your lower your reps
- Mountain walking
- Tricep dips
- Star jumps
- Bicep curls with theraband
- Skid runs
- Pectoral flys with theraband
- Shoulder press with theraband
- Forearm extension with theraband
- High kicks
- Bicycle crunches
Ended with abs
- More crunches
- One sided plank
- And the dreaded V-sit
Really enjoyed this session, the only stiffness I had felt was in my chest area.
Wednesday’s are cardio and legs.
We had a warm up that felt like a workout in itself, it was a blur all I remember is that we did a whole lot of running (I still don’t like running btw)
Circuit comprised of:
Each round your lower your reps with a jog in between
- Reverse lunges
- Cross lunges
And then came running…
Interval running comprised of a slow jog, medium paced run and a full out sprint. (#deathby…)
Another circuit comprised of:
Again each round lower reps
- Backward leg extension
- Sideward leg extension
Followed by two rounds of stair snaking
We ended with:
- Bent sideward leg raises
- Extended leg raises
It was a killer workout, feeling lots of stiffness in my bum, legs and thighs.
Monday was a rocky start but I’m getting into it. I like that the instructors emphasise that you can do everything at your own pace, I just have to quiet the competitive devil in me now and then and remind myself that it’s only the first week.
It feels good to be exercising again in the outdoors I love the feel of the sun on my skin as it sets and the fresh wind we had yesterday. Still being a newbie Northern Suburban seeing the lush landscape is breathtaking.
Tonight it’s full body again….