The Bootcamp Workout (PAL)


Categories: Floor Aerobics/Hi-Lo/Dance

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Challening workouts in the PAL-format doesn't grow on trees but this one cuts it big time. Phew!

The bootcamp workout is basiclly an interval workout with ten segments. The segments vary from 3 to 10 minutes. It starts with a warm-up which really is a misnomer. The warm-up is as though as the most advanced segments in a beginner video. So you better make sure that you are warmed-up before you start this workout. The following interval segments make use of a lot of pylometric exercises such as jump squats, jumping jacks, and star jumps. Then there are ismoetric push-ups in which the drill sergent forces you to stay down in the push-up until he blows the whistle. At that point it feels like you're going to die (in a fun way). And yes the thurst squats which was a new concept to me. They are really challening, you start in push-up-position and then pull your legs towards you so that your quads thouches your chest and then back again.

This is the sort of video that you either love or hate. It's not a fun workout in a groovy dancy way. It's the sort of workout that made you hate phys-ed in school. But if you like me thrive on a challenge this is a workout for you. I find it as challening as Intense Moves (if not more).

The only drawback with this video is the bad form-pointers. The pre-workout form-pointers are a joke, the stretches lasts for no more than 8 seconds and the drills are encouring you to do the thoughest versions even if you're getting tired. So this video is only suitable for the ones who already know a thing or two about good form cuz this video is VERY high impact. But the rewards are a great aerobic and strength workout.

Johanna Lundstrom