Each December I like to reflect on the year and share with you what worked and what didn’t, what was popular and what got missed and what I learned from it all.
To kick off the series let’s look at the thing that makes Bootcamp Ideas what it is: bootcamp ideas.
This year we posted 33 new bootcamp workout ideas to the Bootcamp Ideas blog.
A huge part of that was due to the efforts of the Bootcamp Ideas (and BootCraft) community. With so many changes happening in the way we train clients this year, the community was quick to share what was working for them.
We even had to add a new category to our blog posts for Virtual Workout Ideas.
They shared during our Annual Workout Idea Competition in May, by sending in workouts via the Submit A Workout form and through the BootCraft private Facebook group.
This year has brought all kinds of unexpected and, at times, insurmountable-seeming challenged, but I have been so ridiculously proud of the trainers in this community (yes, I’m talking to you) who’ve pivoted their businesses and kept going.
So without further ado, here are the 5 most visited bootcamp workout ideas that we published in 2020.
1. What Goes Up, Must Come Down
by Elka Hanglin
This entry to this year’s competition uses simple 30, 45, 60 second intervals and some dumbbells to create an awesome strength training session.
2. The 5×1 Method
by Kyle Wood
Take 5 exercises, preferably that target a certain movement, then take 5×1 minute intervals and you’ve got yourself a killer drill. Check this post out for lots of grab-and-go examples.
3. Ladder Mash-Up
by Sarah Skoog
Another competition entry that uses scaling intervals and clever exercise selection to create a workout that super easy to teach either in person or online.
4. The ‘Kinda’ Tabata Workout
by Kyle Wood
I shared this partner interval workout before the pandemic hit, but luckily, it’s still very doable with physical distancing. You might just need a little more equipment.
5. Boggle Bootcamp
At Bootcamp Ideas, we love a good board game inspired bootcamp workout. This competition entry makes for a fun virtual or in-person session.
And there you have it, the most popular workout ideas of 2020. I’d like to give a big thanks Elka, Sarah and Nicola for sharing these drills and to all of the other trainers who shared drills this year.
Up next in the ‘Best of 2020’ series is our most popular articles and podcast episodes.
Did you know: You can always find the most popular drills of the month in the sidebar under ‘Popular Articles’.
P.S. This is part of our 18 Days of the Best Bootcamp Ideas series. Click through for the rest of the articles.
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.
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