Bootcamp Week 1

Monday – Circuits & Upper Body Toning

One thing I have learned today is not to get cocky with kettlebells. If your trainer (Elliot) is using the lightest weight, there is likely to be a good reason. If Elliot suggests that you use a lighter weight, just do it. If he says that the heavier weight will give you more balance, take his word for it. An exercise that appears straightforward can seriously be the straw that breaks the camel’s back after the 30th rep.

However, this feature of kettlebells is one of the things that I enjoy about the exercise the most. The degree you can adapt the level of difficulty of the routines and still get a phenomenal workout is impressive.

I feel ready to tackle the week, and am practically running to get on with the jobs that my kettlebell-energised brain is thinking about.


Wednesday – Molten Core

Today was core and I found out what a Turkish get-up is. Another class member had warned me that these movements were both physically and psychologically difficult. She was not wrong. However, I discovered that control was key, as was taking these exercises at a steady pace.

Following the class, I felt a glow that lasted all day until my legs started cramping in the evening. A day that I was dreading at work went a lot more smoothly than I had anticipated, which I would say was greatly influenced by having such a good workout in the morning. Most parts of my body are now aching, which to me shows that some muscles have been put to work that have been lying dormant for some time. Bring on Friday! *battle cry*


*Please note individual results and experiences may vary.