Today I’m going to share with you a warm up game that became one of my go-to drills ever since it was introduced to me by Jodi Dunell of JUMPT way back in 2013.
This game will bring out the competitive side of even the meekest bootcampers and invokes some great laughs.
5 + participants
Each participant starts with a certain number of clothes pegs pegged onto their clothes (avoid “personal” areas). I find 6 – 8 pegs is a good number.
Mark out an area that will allow your group to be able to run around and tag each other and not be too cramped.
On the word “Go” participants are to steal a peg off someone else and peg it to themselves. The person with the most pegs at the end of a given time (I have found 60sec – 90 sec a good time limit) is declared the winner.
Redistribute the peg and repeat but reverse the rule. This time the winner is the person with the least amount of pegs. They have to put their peg onto someone else.
I have found this game creates lots of laughs but be careful of the sneaky cheats hiding their pegs or putting them in unnoticeable areas or tactics to gang up on someone!!! Great fun and cheap just use your clothes pegs from home.
The annual comp is coming next month
Jodi originally sent this drill in for 2013’s Annual Competition where it won the Ice Breaker category.
Next month (March 2020) I’ll be opening the doors to entries for this year’s competition. There is a great selection of prizes up for grabs, for everyone who enters, not just the winners.
So start putting aside your favourite drills or creating and testing new one’s so you’re ready to enter. I’ll share more details over the coming weeks.
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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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