Year in, year out, getting fit is the New Year's resolution for millions of people around the globe. You know how it is, good intentions in the first few months followed by a period of shamed acceptance and then eight months of getting back to the point where you need to think about losing weight again. It's a common cycle, and one that most of us suffer from, but the answer to the problem isn't scrapping the idea altogether, it's approaching fitness in a smart and targeted way. The same goes for all those who approach a boot camp, either as teacher or student, the key to getting your pupils or yourself fit is picking the right routines. That's why we've pulled together a two of our favourite beginner exercise routines to help you build initial fitness and get you off to a flying start.
We begin with the jump lunge, one of our absolute favourite exercises that really takes the traditional lunge up a notch. Whilst the lunges you learnt in school might have put you off making a return, take our advice and give them another shot; they can do fantastic work. To begin, start with a the traditional front lunge, but as you're on your way up, put your power through your legs and clear the ground by a couple of inches. Try to land softly with both legs at a 90 degree bend and the front knee positioned directly over the ankle. Do this a total of ten times and take a break, then repeat another two times for three total sets. Remember before you do this to pick the right boot camp music, it'll help you get pumped and push through any potential barriers you might feel approaching.
From there, switch to push ups, though these are with a difference. Your legs will (hopefully) be tired following from the jump lunge so we don't want to stress them to the point of damage, thus why we go to the push up. The push up starts as any other, but as you're approaching the top, push up with enough force to clear the ground with your upper body. Your feet should always remain on the ground whilst this goes on. In the air, try to clap your hands and get them back into position for a return to the push up, attempt to do at least ten of these with good technique, but if you're just starting out try to do as many as you feel you can.
With those two techniques, you'll have begun to work on your legs, chest, core and triceps, as well as burning calories, improving stamina and kick-starting your metabolism. So, what are you waiting for? Get fit this New Year's and enjoy the benefits for decades to come.
We at Bootcamp Download believe in supplying you with only the best Boot camp workout ideas. So much so, that we don't settle for less. Whether you're looking for music to drive you or your class to success or routines that can turn your fat into lean muscle, we've got everything you need.