Category Archives: Workout tips

Why we do crunches the way we do…

With the help of my lovely assistant Kirsty, I used the Boston Science Museum playground to show you why when we do abdominal crunches, we have our arms above and behind our heads. In this picture the weight is on … Continue reading

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The Power of the Boot Camp Habit

Just finished reading a GREAT book and was inspired to write this short article based upon it. The power of habits

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Drills on the hill work!

From this month’s Women’s Health “Incline: A good place to do plyometric moves to build power. People who dud hopping drills at a 15-degree angle gained more lower-body strength and explosiveness than those who worked out on level ground” Source, … Continue reading

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Useful Scottish words for Boot Campers!

1. Knackered –  ”exhausted, tired”. This would be appropriately used close to the end of a set of drills on the hill! 2. Wabbit – “exhausted, spent.” More appropriately used at the end of the class when you’ve given your … Continue reading

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Who needs a bench?!

Decline abdominal crunches are one of the most effective exercises you can do for abs strength. On the downhill at the beach, we don’t have pads to hook our legs round as you would on a gym bench, so we … Continue reading

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