Seems like everywhere you look, people are turning to outdoor bootcamps like Camp Gladiator and Spartan group workouts to switch up their workout routines and you’d be foolish not to join them! Bootcamps have become popular recently due to the fast results you get, fun group settings and high intensity workouts. Working outdoors automatically burns more calories as your body has to adjust to the temperature and working out in a group is proven to make push yourself harder.
Next time you’re at a park or just looking for something new to do, try adding in a set of these bootcamp workout ideas. For a good circuit workout, do 3 sets of 12 of each exercise in a row with little rest.
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Stand with your legs straight and your hands flat on the floor like an upside down “v”. Depending on your flexibility you’ll probably need to begin with your hands a couple of feet in front of you. Keeping your legs completely straight, walk your hands forward as far as possible. Concentrate on keeping your stomach tight, with your navel pulled in toward your pelvis. Then take small steps to walk your feet forward to your hands, ending in the starting position. Repeat for 8-10 times.
To master the burpee, begin in a squat position with hands on the floor in front of you. Kick or walk your feet back to a push-up position. Immediately return your feet to the squat position. Leap up as high as you can from the squat position. Repeat, moving as fast as
possible and maintain a fast pace. To kick it up a notch, begin adding a push-up as you hit the ground.
3. Bear Crawl:
Starting on all fours, lift knees about one inch of the ground. Keeping your knees close to the ground, crawl forward. Once your reach the required distance, move in reverse back to the starting point.
Standing upright, contract your core and lift one leg off the ground directly in front of you while simultaneously bringing your opposite hand down to touch your toe. Your hand and toe should meet at a 90 degree angle from your body. Alternate sides.
5. Power Push Ups:
Hands flat on the ground, square your shoulders, and make sure your hips are in-line with your back. Your body should be straight as you lower your chest to the ground. On the up motion, power yourself into the air and try to get an inch or more off the ground. Absorb the shock by landing softly before beginning the next push up.