Getting in shape for a wedding can be tough. Why not go back to the basics? In this 20 week Bridal Bootcamp Series, I created a variety of workouts that will get you in shape and feel great on your special day. Minimal equipment is needed. And the best part – you can get your partner involved and have a fun time working out together. Get all the details below.
BACK TO BASICS BRIDAL BOOTCAMP 2015
WHEN, WHERE, + HOW
WHEN: The series will start Monday, January 12 and will run until May 30th. That’s 20 weeks total.
WHERE: Right here at Burpees for Breakfast. Each week, I will share workouts: either full body or targeting a specific area. I’ve created a fancy tab up top where you will be able to find all the workouts each week!
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?: Visit burpeesforbreakfast.com each week to get your workout. I will also be posting workouts and extra tips via Facebook and Instagram, so make sure you are a follower.
Let me know when you’ve done a workout by using the hashtag #backtobasics2015 and tagging me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (handles are at the end of the post). You can also leave a comment on the post or shoot me over an email. I’ll give a shout out to participants every couple of weeks, right here on the blog.
WEEK 1-4: The first four weeks will be dedicated bodyweight workouts. Most moves will require little to no equipment, or equipment that can be found around the house. All workouts can be done with weight as well, if desired.
WEEK 5-8: These four weeks are the transition between body weight and weight. Workouts will be created for using weights and I will strongly encourage everyone to add some weight. However, if participants are still feeling like they need to keep with basic bodyweight, all workouts can be done without weight.
WEEK 9-15: All about the weight. Now that we have a solid foundation, workouts during these weeks will have weight involved. Get ready to keep building muscles.
WEEK 16-20: Combo week. These are the last few weeks of the series. You will get bodyweight workouts, kettlebell workouts, barbell workouts. All the workouts.
WORKOUT DETAILS: THE MOVES + THE TIME
THE BASIC MOVES: The 5 basic moves that make up a solid workout: a push, a pull, a hip hinge, a squat and a plank. Every workout will contain one or all of those basic moves.
So, I’ve picked out 8 of my favorite basic exercises that we will use throughout the entire series. Each workout will feature at least a few of these moves, with different variations and we will build on these moves over the next 20 weeks. Think starting with basic body weight squats and eventually getting to a loaded barbell squat.
DEADLIFTS (SL pictured)
I’ve also planned on adding either running or jump rope to daily workouts, usually as a warm-up or cool down.
HOW LONG WILL THESE WORKOUTS TAKE?: I did at least 3 workouts that I am planning on sharing this week and from start to finish – including a warm up and stretching, took less than 30 minutes. The workout itself, only about 16-17 minutes. Most workouts will have options for increasing or decreasing time, to fit your schedule.
DO I HAVE TO WORKOUT EVERY DAY?: No, you don’t. I am planning on working out 5 days a week and taking two rest days or 1 active | 1 full rest day. Sunday’s and probably Wednesday’s (or Friday’s) will be my off days. I’ve planned some yoga and a full body fitness class into my schedule as well. So, at most, I will be doing the workouts 5 days a week, and only 3 days at a minimum.
Be sure to listen to your body. If you are sore after a workout and just don’t feel like you can make it through another the next day, do yoga that day or do some active rest (hiking, walking, stairs). We want to get fit, yes, but we also want to be safe and take care of our body.
Catch all the workouts from the 20 week challenge in one spot!