One of the great things about FitCamp is the wide variety of moves we're able to have in each class, and in each 12 week series. However, there are some moves that just fly above the rest in terms of effectiveness, efficiency and difficulty. These are moves that you'll see in every FitCamp, and almost even every week of the program. They're tough, and they work. So we favorite them a little bit, we'd be lyin' if we told you differently. Here are our 5 favorite (hardest, best, most effective, most hated) FitCamp moves:
5 Fave FitCamp Moves
1. Step Ups - Whether you want a firm, lifted backside or a faster running time (or heck, maybe both!), this move is a must for your routine. This single move works all the muscles of the legs and, with heavy enough weight, turns into a cardiovascular challenge too! Just remember, the higher the step, the higher the ass ;).
2. Planks - When done properly, these isometric (not moving) exercises are fantastic for your core. Plus, they work deep into those muscles without placing the same strain of flexion on your spine like sit-ups. You can always modify these too by bringing your knees down to the mat instead of your toes. Practice a little everyday and watch your maximum time skyrocket!
3. Plank Rows - Superstars of the upper back, and because they're done from a plank position, the core! You can alternate hands for a little extra core and stability challenge, or complete one set on one arm before switching to the next.
4. Hip Drivers - Another move done from a plank! Man, someone must really love those/know how good they are. This one also combines our love for fitness+yoga in one! Don't forget the three components: up dog to downdog, side to side across the top of a plank, and twisting your pockets to the ground.
5. Burpees - Oh yes! Of course these are here. If you're ever stuck somewhere with no gym, no heavy things to hold on to and no place to step up, you can do burpees and work every single muscle of your body in no time! To make them super effective, make sure you do the pushup and add in a little tuck jump at the top. Just because.
Make a workout out of just these five moves! Try 15 reps of each one, plus a one minute plank hold and then repeat the circuit 2-3 times. Did we pick your favorite move?!