Learn More About Boot Camp
Boot Camp for the blind is designed to burn calories and build strength at the same time. It is also a maximum calorie burning and strength building workout. Only a few feet of clear floor space, a wall or chair for balance, and a willing heart is required for this workout. Each exercise is performed for short intense bursts and then another move is introduced. It is fast paced but Shana keeps you on target. Be brave, take is slow if you need to but give it a try.
Fitness Descriptions Provide More Detail
These detailed fitness descriptions are in addition to our audio programs. They explain in more detail the exercise movement, as well as modification, in both audio and text format. They were created by a blind exercise advocate to make the exercises easier to understand and provide a more in depth workout experience. Below is just a sample of a few movements in this workout program. Fitness descriptions are included with every workout.
1 - Introduction, 2 - March in Place, 3 - Step Touches, 4 - Knee Raises, 5 - Straight Leg Front Raises, 6 - Walk-Outs, 7 - Jog, 8 - Planks, 9 - Alternating Lunges, 10 - Jumping Jacks, 11 - Squats, 12 - Mountain Climbers, 13 - Heel Kicks, 14 - Push-Ups, 15 - Jump Ropes, 16 - Boxers, 17 - Sumo Squats
Sample Exercise Descriptions
3 - Step Touches
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Text Description:To do step touches, start with your back straight, and your shoulders back and down. step out with your right foot, and bring your left foot in to meet it. Then, step out with your left foot, and bring your right foot in to meet it. When you step out, bring both arms straight out to your sides, so your body is making the shape of a cross or a print letter T. When you bring your foot in to meet it, return your arms to your sides. Your arms will go out to shoulder height each time you step out.
5 - Straight Leg Front Raises
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Text Description:Kick one foot out in front of you, and bring it back. As you kick your right foot out, bring your left arm out. You can reach to touch your calf or your toes with your hand. Remember to keep your back straight. Then, alternate with your left leg and your right arm. Feel the gentle twist as you reach for the alternate leg.
9 - Alternating Lunges
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Text Description:Start with your feet together, then step forward with your right foot. This is a very wide stance. Your weight should be balanced on the heel of your right foot and the ball of your left foot. Bend your right knee until it nearly touches the floor. Keeping your weight in your right heel and the ball of your left foot, come back to a standing position. Alternate the lunge by repeating the same procedure, this time stepping forward with the left leg. Remember to use a wall or furniture for balance and to help you maintain proper form if needed.