This month we’re running a highlight reel of our previous Bootcamp Ideas Competition winners in preparation for this years competition.
This workout is an entry from the 2015 competition from Ben Callaghan of Ascent Fitness.
Entries for the 2017 competition open early March so start looking through your own workout archives to find a workout that you would like to submit to this years competition.
Workout type: Strength, Muscular Endurance
Length: 45 minutes
Equipment needed: Dumbbells (I used 5-6 kg), Kettlebells (I used 8-12 kg), Weight Plates (I used 10 kg plates but would recommend having lighter options)
You’ll need a flat field/court/indoor space. Make sure you have enough equipment for everyone to work in pairs. Dumbbells, weight plates and kettlebells should be set up in separate areas, not too far away from each other but so that there is enough space between pairs.
Organise the group, or get the group to organise themselves, into pairs of similar strength levels. The workout involves one person in the pair working while the other rests. Stagger pairs so there is an even number of pairs starting at each station.
The object of the session is for each person in each pair to complete each complex 3 times. I ran the session with each pair completing 3 rounds of each on one complex before moving on to the next set of exercises. You could also run it so that pairs move on after each completing the complex once, and completing 3 rounds in that fashion.
10 Alternating Lunges
10 Bent Over Rows
10 Curls to Presses (Bicep Curl to Overhead Press)
10 Renegade Rows (minus the press up)
Weight Plate Complex:
10 Goblet Squats
10 Overhead Presses
10 Leg Raises
10 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls
10 Goblet Squats
Body Weight Complex:
10 Broken Burpees aka 10 rounds of:
1 Press up
1 Mountain Climber on each side
Complexes must be completed without putting the weight down. I added a punishment run (about 200 m) if anyone put their weight down during a complex which both members of the pair had to complete.
Finish with stretches for the whole body.
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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