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Boot Camp Exercise
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Looking for some motivation to keep exercising? Do you need something new to add a spark to your fitness routine? Let the spirit of this July 4th holiday inspire you to try a type of exercise used by the military.
You don't have to be in the military to benefit from boot camp exercise. This type of conditioning may be as close as your local health club. Boot camp exercise offers a time-efficient, whole-body workout.
Boot camp classes are often held outdoors. They involve constant movement, and promote cardiovascular fitness.
Also, the sessions foster speed, agility, muscular conditioning through the use of drills, short sprints, and various exercise movements, like push-ups, sit-ups, and jumping jacks. These classes are challenging, but they're also fun.
If you're over 40 or have an existing medical condition, such as heart disease or diabetes, make sure to speak with your doctor before attempting any type of strenuous exercise. But if you're ready to kick your training up a notch, look for a boot camp class near you.For more information: