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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!!!

Join The Conversation
Tati500 Tati500 9 years
Oh most definatley I wan to do this:D
Tangie Tangie 9 years
Water, water, I need water!!!!!!
tglynn tglynn 9 years
oh geez, I'm so out of shape I had to stop halfway through. At least I feel the burn :P
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 9 years
Inspiring, Fit! This makes me want to exercise again! You make it look so easy...:nerdgirl:
lolalu lolalu 9 years
this is MUCH harder than it looks, i'm sore and tired, but what a good workout!
emmy-doo emmy-doo 9 years
Awesome! My husband caught me doing this and said it's "nothing like real boot camp." Hater.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
OOh looks like a great way to get toned. I will def add this to my work-out! Thanks!
beleza beleza 9 years
OMG this was hard! im sweating so much!! I'm definately going to be adding this to my workout!
trinitycip trinitycip 10 years
just added this to my workout and i can DEFINITEY feel it already!
tasha_16 tasha_16 10 years
wow i just did that is hurts lol.. reli gud workout... just lyk the other gr8 workouts!! thanx x
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 10 years
I did this a few days ago and MAN were my legs sore afterwards. I could feel those muscles 3 days afterward. Obviously, this video is awesome.
ilovecheese ilovecheese 10 years
Is only this workout with 30 mins of walking enough to lose weight? I also do the booty, abs and arms workouts every alternate day. I need to lose 30 pounds!
sugoionna09 sugoionna09 10 years
Wooo! I just did this one after doing the four minute abs. Wow! I'm going to add this to my routine because I felt it everywhere. Thanks Fit!!!!
sailing-chick sailing-chick 10 years
This looks like hard work - can't wait to get the print out version. I agree with SU3 when's the FitSugar Workout DVD coming out?!
SU3 SU3 10 years
Look at those pushups! Awesome video & I love the mini bootcamp! When is the FitSugar Workout DVD coming out?? :P Thanks for posting!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Love these videos, Fit! Thanks.
Nessa2 Nessa2 10 years
Thanks so much for another video! I already use the arms, booty, and abs on a weekly basis. It really keeps me from getting bored with my workout routine.
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