Wednesday 24 March 2010. Its the second last session for the March Bootcamp. We had Sarge Simran, Corporal Faizal Ariff Abdullah and CORPORAL ELIN KLEMETSEN FOSSUM, a newly promoted red Tee instructor. Congratulation & well-done Elin. There are now four Corporals at the Bootcamp namely, Corporal Faizal Ariff Abdullah, Corporal Elin Klemetsen Fossum, Corporal Dharmendra and Corporal Jason Moriarty and Six Lans Corporals namely Lans Corporal Hafiz Omar, Lans Corporal Sarah Stone, Lans Corporal Stephanie Chok, Lans Corporal Shamil Tan, Lans Corporal Anthony, Lans Corporal Zamzul Zulkifli.
After the warm-up, the platoon was divided into their respective rank the Delta, Seal and Rangers and we went under Sarge Simran, the Rangers went to Corporal Elin and the Delta went with Corporal Faizal.
We had the Leg & Abs Sandbag Grinder with Sarge Simran, a circuit worth dying for. Its an alternate Leg, Abs, Leg, Abs, Legs and Abs for 10 repetition each non-stop for 10 minutes. We learn two new exercises, the Tiger Squat and the Situp-Getups.
We started with a Tiger Squat. The starting position: Standing and both hand stretched straight up above the head holding a sandbag. It requires a deep-squat movement all the way down until the ass touches the ankle, then kneel down (both knee touches the ground) and back to deep squat position (where the ass touches the ankle) and stood back up. The sandbag must always be kept straight up above the head at all time. This movement is 1 repetition.
Then we did the Situp-Getups. Starting position: Sitting down on the ground with the body 90 degrees to both leg on the ground and with both hand stretched up above the head holding the sandbag. Lower the body until it touches the ground but maintain the sandbag stretched up and get-up again until the body is 90 degree back to starting position with both leg stationary flat on the ground. The leg must be glued to the ground at all time without moving it up whilst contracting the abs muscle to raise the body.
After the Situp-Getups, we did the Squat Jump, Jack knife, lateral lunges, military sit-up. All with sandbags for a similar repetitions of 10 for each exercise.
Kamasutra-Rifle Circuit?? or it felt like it with all the kinky movement. We started out with the Dirty Dog Push up. Starting Position: Similar to the traditional push-up except both hand were holding the mock rifle on the ground. As the body is lowered towards the ground, the err 'you-know-what' is thrust to the ground whilst the right leg is raised towards the elbow for a more powerful thrust. The Right Leg was then reversed back to the starting position. The right leg was alternated with the left leg on the next repetition and so forth.
After 6 repetitions of the Dirty Dog Pushup, we Crab-Crawl 5 meter forward to the yellow cone and back to complete a total of 10 meter of Crab-Crawl.
The final circuit with the new Corporal was the Combine Head and Shoulder Press. The Mock-Rifle is held at chest level with both arm stretched straight forward, pulled the mock rifle closed to the chest and push upward with both arm stretched above the head. Then lower it back to chest level and straightened it forward to complete 1 repetition. After performing 6 repetitions, we did the Monkey-Walk for the same distance.
The new Corporal sure does have a funny way of exercising with the Bear, Monkey, Crab... walk and crawl as well as the Dirty Dog.... The crab-walk was the hardest... somehow, the ass kept falling to the ground when it was suppose to be like a table-top
After the exploitation by Corporal Elin, we went to Corporal Faizal for the 3D Circuit... not 3D lottery but more like Triple-D!! aka... 'Descending Drop-Down' circuit!! This is a bit tricky.... there were four rows of yellow Cones. Each rows was like 5 meters apart. From the first row, we take 6 quick steps forward and dropped chest down with the whole body on the ground...
then get-up and walk another 6 steps and drop down again. After the last yellow cone, we turned back to starting position but the number of steps descended to 5 big and fast steps before dropping down on the ground again and again. The number of big and fast steps descended on every lap. From 6 steps from the starting row to the last cone, then 5 big and fast step back to starting row. Then 4 big and fast steps on the next lap and so forth.... On the last lap, we had to drop down more than 7 times that we almost drop dead. I dont understand the need for other rows of yellow cones because the most important cone was at the starting row and the last row to depicted one-lap.
After dropping dead with Corporal Faizal, we went back to Sarge Simran and repeated the Leg & Abs Sandbag Grinder. We managed to complete one and half full circuit before its time to warm down.
Today session was simply superb!! It was all about form, techniques and movement. Speed was secondary. I could feel all the muscles being exerted, contracted and abused which was imperative for body trimming. I burn 620 calories which was one of the highest in March. This month, my average calories burn was only 500 plus.
It could be due to various reasons... maybe Seal was not strenuous enough or maybe I did not push hard enough but I like Sarge Simran's notion.. As the stamina improves, the heart rate too will improve and when the heart rate is not as high as it was (before the improvement), the calories burn became lesser.. the downside of HR-base calories burn. However, the resting metabolic rate is jacked up for the rest of the day... which means the resting FAT BURN goes up!! 70% of the daily energy expenditure is our resting metabolic rate.. this is where the magic happens!!! in a layman's term....... after the Bootcamp, our body will continue to burn fat!.. and soon........ Phewwwit!!! We became sexier without even realizing it!!!
P/s, There's a rumour circulating around, someOne is going to be promoted to Sargent!!! ...stay tune!
Other OBC References:
MARCH OBC 2010: MAC 1/12 (WIP), MAC 2/12, MAC 3/12, MAC 4/12, MAC 5/12, MAC 6/12, MAC 7/12, MAC 8/12, MAC 9/12, MAC 10/12,
February OBC 2010: OBC Feb 1/12, OBC Feb 2/12, OBC Feb 3/12, OBC Feb 4/12, OBC Feb 5/12, OBC Feb 6/12, OBC Feb 7/12, OBC Feb 8/12, OBC Feb 9/12, OBC FEB 10/12, OBC FEB 11/12, OBC FEB 12/12.
January OBC 2010: OBC jan 12/12, OBC Jan 11/12, OBC Jan 8/12, OBC jan 7/12, OBC Jan 6/12, OBC jan5/12, OBC jan4/12, OBC jan3/12, OBC-Jan2/12, OBC-Jan1/12.
December OBC 2009: Kiasu 15, Kiasu 14, Kiasu 13, Kiasu 12, Kiasu 11, Kiasu 10, Kiasu 9, Kiasu 8, Kiasu 7, Kiasu 6, Kiasu 5, Kiasu 4, Kiasu 3 (timing), Kiasu 2, Kiasu 1.
November 2009 OBC: Bootcamp 13, Bootcamp 12, Bootcamp 11, Bootcamp 10, Bootcamp 9,Bootcamp 8, Bootcamp 7, Bootcamp 6, Bootcamp 5, Bootcamp 4, Bootcamp3, Bootcamp2, Bootcamp 1..