Getting Fit and Ready for Boot Camp

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Getting Fit And Ready For Boot Camp

Boot camp can be no joke for the uninitiated or the lazy. However provided you've got a bit of time
before you need to ship out then you can get yourself whipped into shape for it. This will not only help
you through the process but allow you to get some idea of what you will be doing day in and day out as

To get started you are going to want to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses. One of the biggest
faults people find when they get to work is their cardiovascular capacity. This is extremely important as
you can expect to a great deal of running, jumping, and so forth as things get going.

This does not mean, though, that you will not need much of anything in the way of physical strength.
You will need that as well, but shedding any excess weight you have first will do more in the beginning.
This is because your body is already accustomed to being heavier than you should be, and so lifting or
pushing yourself will become easier as you cut weight.

As far as a regiment goes, there are many you can adopt but you should allow a minimum of about six
weeks' time. If you have less, a month of working out regularly can still be beneficial. You want to give
your body time, however, to adapt and react to the changes you are making.

It has already been mentioned, and you should get used to the idea, but cardio workouts are going to
become your new best friend. You do not want to put too much stress on your joints, though, if you can
avoid it. You will be doing plenty of that when you do arrive for training.

Some workouts you might adopt include swimming, biking, rowing, or using an elliptical machine. All of
these can be exceptional workouts while not putting much strain on your joints. You are going to want
to exercise at least three times a week for a minimum of thirty minutes. You will likely want to include

some kind of weight lifting at least twice a week. Compound body movements are often best, such as
pull-ups, squats, deadlifts. You might try including sit-ups as well for core strength.

Boot camp does not have to be a physically brutal experience. The condition you arrive in is up to you,
and doing all you can to improve yourself in the time beforehand is a wise decision with the help of a
personal trainer. Remember that you will need to be ready for moving and exercising in ways you aren't
familiar with, and you will need to be ready to adapt to a rapidly changing situation from day to day.