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[expletive deleted] So Much for Bootcamp At This Time

Saturday, April 28, 2012

With all due respect to Coach Meg, here are a few reasons why I am not going to do the 28 Day Bootcamp *at this time.*

1. The warm-up was more concentrated physical activity than I've done in a long time. Sweating before I start the main workout is good sign as far as getting moving, but not so much where my current level of competence is concerned relative to the "real" workout part of the session.

2. Even the warm up has hops and jump-rope moves, which are what sidelined me the last time I did SparkPeople when I was working out with a supposedly "tailored" Wii fitness program. I weigh more than 200 pounds. Hopping up and down is really not a good idea for my knees.

3. I don't have enough room in my apartment at the moment to do the back-and-forth/forward-and-bac
k moves. A bit of clearing and rearranging and I'll be fine, but that's going to take a bit.

4. I have a non-rational hatred for "grapevines" "mambas" and other dance-like steps. I think I'll be okay with them once I'm lighter on my feet and have more cardio endurance, but right now it's an extra dose of difficulty when I'm already having a hard time just keeping up.

I *do* want to complete the Bootcamp cycle, but I'm going to come back to it in 2-3 weeks, after spending more time on basic cardio and weights.

And I after I rearrange my living room a bit.

Guess it's time to go over to the weight page and get a workout there, and then spend a bit of time on the treadmill.

I have to say that I'm very disappointed that this program is billed as being appropriate for "all fitness levels." If you have to be able to some pretty quick, sustained side-to-side and toe-pointing moves in the *warm up* session, it is not something that a very out-of-shape person can do. And I'm also disappointed that there was no mention of possible risk to knees.

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    Do what you can...even just a little bit....like walking in place or jogging in place for a few minutes.

    Wendy emoticon
    2121 days ago
  • LEXIE63
    Is this the DVD? I don't think they do a region 2 version of it. You have to do what suits and fits your current situation or you will either do yourself a mischief or get discouraged and give up. So good for you, for realising you aren't quite ready for the bootcamp yet. :-)
    Lex xxx
    2121 days ago
    I have decided that puddle on the floor is indeed a legitimate addition to the boot camp workout routine. The 2nd day is also challenging by not so what-in-the-world-ever-made-me-thin
    k-I-could-do-this? difficult. As others said, it's okay to modify. (A fact I have a hard time accepting myself.) emoticon
    2122 days ago
    I haven't been able to do all the exercises. Some are already on my Beachbody or other dvds. I just substitute. I'm calling it done if I get at least a good 10 minute workout.

    Me, jump? Only on my mini trampoline, and that's holding on to the bar!
    2124 days ago
    Even if you just march in place or do small movements you'll build up to being able to do the workout effectively. Any movement is better than none. And if you can walk for 30 minutes a few times a week that will help too! Good luck.
    2124 days ago
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