Top 5 Beginner Bodyweight Exercises

Top 5 Beginner Bodyweight Exercises - Carlsbad Boot Camp

As a beginner, focus on performing the following 5 basic bodyweight exercises perfectly before expanding your workout.   Very simple, super basic, the sit-up works multiple muscle groups. Lie down on your back, with your legs slightly bent and feet together. With your hands on either side of your head, slowly raise forward. Return to…

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Can I Really Build Muscle and Get Fit Using Just the Weight of My Body?

Can I Really Build Muscle and Get Fit Using Just the Weight of My Body? - Carlsbad Boot Camp

So, you might be wondering if simple bodyweight exercises can really get you fit and healthy. Can using just resistance and the weight of your body build muscle, burn fat and sculpt your “dream body”?     When you stress your muscles by using your body weight resistance against them, they experience tears and rips.…

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4 Complementary Bodyweight Training Accessories

4 Complementary Bodyweight Training Accessories - Carlsbad Boot Camp

Have you started your body weight training routine? Great! You are probably already seeing results. That is because naturally working out using nothing more than the weight of your body really cranks up the fat and calorie burning process. People see weight loss, muscle and strength building results quickly using this type of exercise program.…

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How Quickly Can You Get Fit After Years of Inactivity?

How Quickly Can You Get Fit After Years of Inactivity? - Carlsbad Boot Camp

The short answer is “It depends!” because how fast you get into shape is directly relevant to your present physical condition and how fast your body reacts to physical conditioning.  For example, someone 10 pounds overweight, but with no physical limitations, will get in shape a lot faster than someone 50 pounds overweight with Type…

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How Many Days Off Should You Have From Exercise?

How Many Days Off Should You Have From Exercise? - Carlsbad Boot Camp

If your fitness goal is building or toning muscle, you can actually benefit from taking some time off from exercising. Why? Because muscle repairs, tones and builds itself during your recovery period (the time between your workouts) and not during your workouts themselves.   So from a weekly standpoint, you should take at least one…

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How Exercise Can Help You Look and Feel Younger

How Exercise Can Help You Look and Feel Younger - Carlsbad Boot Camp

It’s been proven many times over that exercising can help you look and feel younger, but exactly what kind of exercises should you be doing? Broken down into two broad categories, it should be a mix of cardio and strength training.   Doing anything that raises your heart rate qualifies as cardio training. So whether…

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How Do You Know If You’re Unfit?

How Do You Know If You’re Unfit? - Carlsbad Boot Camp

There are tests you can take that depending on the results, can be indicators if you are unfit or not. Specifically they include: Body Mass Index Heart Recovery Rate Resting Heart Rate Cardiovascular Strength   BMI is a comparison of body weight to height. Both are factored into a formula to come up with a…

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Hate Exercising? Here Are 5 Ideas to Turn Your Mindset Around

Hate Exercising? Here Are 5 Ideas to Turn Your Mindset Around - Carlsbad Boot Camp

Regular exercise has so many health benefits associated with it, more people should do it. Reduced risk of cancers, longer life span, lower blood pressure and an enhanced mood are just a few of its benefits. But if your mindset on exercising is it should be something you do instead of something you want and…

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Can You Get A Good Workout in 30 Minutes?

Can You Get A Good Workout in 30 Minutes? - Carlsbad Boot Camp

The answer is yes, but you have to exercise smart. Your training time has to be carefully orchestrated so you use every minute effectively. Training should consist of a mix of both cardio and resistance training. Here’s how.   Warm up your large lower body muscle groups by jogging a mile to the gym. Once…

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At What Age Do Women Reach Peak Physical Fitness?

At What Age Do Women Reach Peak Physical Fitness? - Carlsbad Boot Camp

The point at which women peak physical performance-wise is not all that different than men – late 20’s to early 30’s. After their peak however, certain physiological changes will begin to occur.   As you grow older, maintaining flexibility is a challenge. Typically you’ll lose 3 to 4 inches in the standard sit and reach…

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