Getting your own bootcamp experience for free at home is entirely possible. You might be surprised to learn that most bootcamps perform very simple, yet effective exercises that work multiple muscle groups. Here are a few of the basic bootcamp exercises that you can perform at your own home without any additional equipment.
This is a name that you should all be familiar with. You probably remember doing a lot of these during P.E. when you were at school and it was for a good reason. This is a powerful cardiovascular exercise that doesn’t require you to leave the living room. If you want a bootcamp experience from your own home, then you need to incorporate a lot of jumping jacks into your workout routine. If you were to ever see an actual bootcamp, you would definitely see a lot of people doing jumping jacks. These are great for warm-ups, but can also be performed as a high-intensity workout. You don’t have to run around town or go outside, so if the weather is too bad, then just stay inside and warm up with some jumping jacks.
This doesn’t sound like much a bootcamp exercise, but you would definitely be wrong. One day spent observing a bootcamp and you’ll probably see more group walking, marching, and running than any other activity. Not only is this a great cardiovascular exercise, but it also gives you a chance to get outside and view all that the world has to offer. Get your iPod ready with your favorite playlist and hit the streets. It’s recommended to walk at least 20 minutes a day, every other day. You can upgrade from walking to jogging or running if you want the extra burn. This is a great place-saver exercise to perform during your typical off-days. This is because it’s not recommended to work the same muscles multiple days in a row.
Do you remember the movie “Rocky”? During his training, he continually runs up and down a large set of steps. While this might look a little crazy, it’s a great way to improve on an existing cardiovascular workout routine. You get all of the existing benefits of running, but step running adds that additional pressure because you are on an incline. Try a few sets of running from top to bottom and compare how you feel to running a similar distance on a flat surface. As you’ll soon see, there’s a big difference.