Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I've just completed Day 25 Spark Your Body Bootcamp workout. I expected it would be far more intense than it is. However, now that I think about it, I'm glad it was just the intensity it is. It did get me to do several exercises at a more advanced level than I had been. It introduced me to the SP videos that I hadn't used. It made me value short time periods of exercise, which is particularly great on busy days when I think I just don't have time. The bootcamp also scheduled cardio, but I was already doing far more. It had optional challenges, too, but most of them I already do.
I'd participate in another bootcamp in February if they have it. However, I want to do it smarter. I didn't have a clue what a bootcamp was when I started. Turns out it is a short cardio workout one day a week and then 6 days of short strength training videos. Even when I figured that out, it took me several weeks to coordinate my SP generated strength training with the bootcamp. If the bootcamp exercises the core, then the SP generated strength training for that day should also be for the core. (repeat with upper body, then lower body) That way I get the recommended day of rest in between.
All in all, I would recommend the bootcamp approach for people of many different fitness levels.