There are times when bootcamp when doing the same old cardio and strength circuit gets boring to your clients. You can preempt this boredom by throwing in some challenge workouts.
I can’t get over how much my clients seem to enjoy these purpose driven workouts in which they can employ tactics and an order of their choosing. I try to include a variation of this in each 4 week block of bootcamps. Sometimes they are team driven, others like this are individual.
Duration: 1 hour
Perform a 10 minute general warm-up gradually increasing in intensity.
Clients have the choice to choose their own level of difficulty. They must complete all repetitions of all exercises in the allotted time.
The 10 exercises/drills can be completed in any order.
These are just some sample exercises you can use. Modify for your group and equipment options.
See sheet below for print off.
- High knees through tyres then jump squat back
- Partner tyre rock – flip tyre to partner who catches it before it falls flat and passes it back
- Commando pushups – pushup to ground then knee tuck both legs (separately)
- Band upright row
- Band bicep curl
- Super girls
- Sumo walk – distance based on level
- Walking lunge – distance based on level
- Rope drag sprint – distance based on level
- Run 1500m
Have clients go for an additional small run (~400m) if they finish early. Tell them to take their time. Stretch.
Print and laminate copies of the exercises for clients to follow (one between four or five should do). You can also hand out whiteboard markers so they can cross off their progress as they go. The colours respond to cones. Red being about 60m, yellow 50m and green 40m. Click for PDF version.
Image: Jayel Aheram
This workout has since appeared in The Little Bootcamp Book of Tyres and Ropes. A collection of the most awesome tyres and ropes exercises, drills and workouts.
For more ideas like this one, check it out.
Kyle Wood created Bootcamp Ideas in 2010 when he was hunting around on the internet for workout ideas. He ran a successful bootcamp in Victoria, Australia and spends his spare time managing this site, adventuring (or lazying) with his wife and find new ways to make bootcamps even better.