Boot camp – the one with no people

by Skye Tyler on January 10, 2011

I was surprised we were starting back at boot camp this week – I thought everyone was still away.

In December we started training at 4.45 because one of the girls had to leave by 6am.  This was really rugged.  My alarm was going off at 4.10am and we were also getting in some extra training time.  If the Sergeant was really keen, we could easily kick on to 7am of fairly intense training.

This morning was a different story.  Overcast, humid with a light drizzle, there were just the two of us, myself and a lady who was coming back to training after a month off. The Sergeant was mega grumpy about this but persisted.

Warmup

10 minutes of hill sprints

Circuit 1

Partner work alternating cardio and strength.  One person does a lap around the car park and the other does strength work with a ‘rifle’ (small, yellow log about 5kgs or so).

10 minutes of cardio & shoulder press

10 minutes of cardio & bicep curls

And then…

10 minutes of see-saw squats where one person squats and then passes the rifle to the other person who then squats etc etc

Circuit 2

10 minutes of alternating laps around the car park with the rifle and running on the spot.

So, only 50 minutes all up before we were told that was enough for the day.  It was only 5.35am.  I went for a supplementary 45 minute walk up the big hill…

Better luck next time.

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