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Exercise Video: Mini Boot Camp

Looking for some moves to add to your workout? Moves that don't require any props or accessories, just a healthy "can do" attitude?

Well here's 6 minutes worth of moves that work your legs, arms, and abs. These are whole body, multitasking moves. You get some serious bang for your buck here. Add this workout into your routine and use it to split up time on a cardio equipment, or after your run. So the routine would go something like this: 10 minutes on the treadmill, mini boot camp, 10 minutes on elliptical, mini boot camp . . . you get the idea. Try it out and let me know what you think.

There is an isometric crab at the end of the video, if you feel you heart rate is still high you should hold off since the abrupt stop in motion is not the best for your heart.

There are a few tips, to see them just

  • Boot Strappers:
    If you have tight hamstrings, straighten your knees only as far as is comfortable, but DO keep your hands on the ground.
    Don't jam your knees to a hyper-extended position. Straighten them using your muscles not, brute force and momentum.
    Exhale as you straighten your knees and really engage your abs while you do this by pulling your belly button to your spine.
  • Push Ups:
    Try to do full body push ups, but move to your knees when your arms feel like they are about to give out.
  • Plank with Leg Lifts
    Just hold steady and really keep your center engaged.
  • Squats
    Go as low as you can to really work your back side.
  • Alternating Side Lunges
    Take this move easy if you have tight inner thighs - stretch them like this.

Here's the Take It to the Gym printer friendly version of the Mini Boot Camp. Seriously, you should print it out and take it with you to the gym!!!

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