Boot Camp body resistance training is a great way to build and tone those beach bodies for the summer. Most people have the misconception that cardiovascular exercise, like running and cycling, is the best form of exercise for burning fat. The truth of the matter is that a good body resistance training session that can be carried out on the beach can burn far more body fat than running.
Boot Camp Beach Body resistance exercises are predominantly used to improve strength and are great beach training exercises that any great weight loss boot camp prescribes.
Rest between exercises for strength training should be between one to three minutes, allowing energy stores to replenish.
The body’s response to boot camp strength training is muscle growth. During this process an aching sensation occurs in the muscle group; this is known as `The Two Day Ache`. Its name speaks for itself as this is when the pain is at its worst. During these three to four days the body burns carbohydrates and fat to fuel the muscle growth. To this end body resistance training is one of the highest fat burning boot camp training systems.
Boot Camp Beach Training Exercises
Three great exercises we do plenty of at Reboot fitness boot camp that can be carried out at the beach that combined can train all of the muscle groups in the body. You could even stick them in half way through a run:
Boot Camp Beach Training Exercises 1
Press-ups lie on your stomach with your hands on the floor and your thumbs positioned shoulder width apart. Depending on ability the level will depend on the type of Boot Camp Beach Press-up performed. The harder of the two exercises requires you to lift your chin up to allow the chest to touch the floor then keeping the rest of the body rigid by engaging the core muscles. From that position extend your elbows to full extension and then lower the chest to the floor by flexing the elbows. The easier of the press-ups is to place the knees on the floor instead of the feet therefore reducing the amount of weight above the hands. This exercise when performed correctly trains most muscles throughout the body.
Boot Camp Beach Training Exercises 2
Sit-ups – lie on your back on a mat with your knees slightly bent placing your arms across your chest with your fingers in the depression of your clavicle. A full Boot Camp Beach Training Sit-up will be completed when you sit up until the base of your neck is directly above the base of your spine; lower back down into the start position under control until your shoulder blades are in contact with the floor. Benefits of having strong abdominal muscles include better control of breathing and also an increase in overall strength and power.
Boot Camp Beach Training Exercises 3
Burpees – stand upright with your feet together, by bending at the knees and hip, place your hands on the floor beside your feet. While keeping your feet together jump back into the Boot Camp Beach Training press-up position with your hands and feet on the floor. To complete the exercise return to the standing position the same way you got down and jump into the air bringing your knees to your chest. This is not for the faint hearted and you may not find it easy.