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.