Monday, April 13, 2009

Bikini Bootcamp

It starts today...okay it should have started yesterday, but Big Mama made such a great Sunday Dinner, and you can not say no to Big Mama.

So Bikini Bootcamp has become a summer tradition.
It is a 4 week, 5 day, high intesity circuit workout schedule, perfect time frame to drop off those last few pounds before swimsuit season.
The workout I choose to use is a modification of Hers Muscle and Fitness Workout Routine from about 2 years ago. But, it is one of the best workouts I've tried: Quick Results and Lasting Strength Gains!

What's great about this workout - diversity!
If you are the type of person who appreciates variety this is a great workout for you.
Most trainers will tell you one of the most effective ways to break a plateau or restructure your body is by revitalizing your routine and overloading your muscle groups.
So 5 Days, 5 Different workouts, each day focusing on 1 or 2 muscle groups:
Chest and Arms, Legs, Shoulders, and Back

What's difficult about this workout - not for BEGINNERS!
The way the program is designed it is a progression from a 2 day workout, to a 3 day workout, to this final 5 day workout. So the 5 day is not for beginners, it is for the experienced strength participant that wants to take there workout to the next level. At least 3 sets of 15 reps.

Draw backs - Time
One of the biggest drawbacks to this workout is the amount of time you have to put in.
The guide says it will take you 30mins and for some of the routines that is true, but if you are utilizing a shared gym facility it can take you 45mins to an hour. At 3 sets of 15 reps this routine can get lengthy.

So what is my goal, I've gotten to a good lean weight prepping for the Peachtree Road Race.
Now i'm looking to add some muscle mass, opting for lower reps and higher resistance, with short cardio intervals mixed in to keep my cardio up.

So I'll be posting weekly updates, and pieces of the routine, so you can get a sneak peak into how I train.

Health and Happiness,


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