With the better weather starting, heading for summer, outdoor exercise is gaining popularity. After months of being stuck in our houses, we are more willing than ever to take our training sessions outside.
At the moment in England, Wales and Scotland organised outdoor activity can take place for up to 30 people, so it’s also an excellent opportunity to spend time with friends, family and meet new people.*
To get started with outdoor training the only piece of equipment you’ll truly need is… determination! But if you’ve got that step covered, there’s plenty of training kit that will help you extend the variety of exercises and intensify your workouts, making your training challenging, interesting and motivating. To make things easy for you, we’ve put together The Ultimate Bootcamp Training Kit List. Let’s dive right into it…
Taurus Wall Balls are a fantastic tool to add resistance to your training and intensify exercises. They come in a variety of sizes from 3 to 13kg and all the balls are the same size, so you can easily switch up the weight without having to change the way you perform your exercise or your technique. The weights are colour coded, which makes the Taurus Wall Balls easy to identify; and therefore, convenient to use.
All balls incorporate high-quality durable PU coating that makes them hard-wearing and long-lasting – perfect for outdoor conditions and training in the park. They’re filled with impact-resistant rubber, foam, and sand that offers accurate weight and even distribution of load. Wall Balls are perfect for throws and slams so exercising with them means also a lot of fun.
- Slams and throws (durable and impact-resistant)
- Strengthening and increase your muscular endurance
- Increasing strength and power
- Improving overall shoulder and joint mobility
Battle Ropes are a must-have tool for bootcamp training. They provide an efficient combination of cardio, speed, endurance and coordination training, while working multiple muscles all at the same time. From the practical point of view, they’re also very compact and easy to store and transport, which makes them perfect for outdoor training.
The ropes are finished with end caps that provide an anti-slippery layer for a comfortable and secure grip so you don’t need to worry about the ropes slipping out of your hands during intense training. The anti-fray caps also ensure the rope is durable and long-lasting.
When using battle ropes you need to tie one end to an anchor – which can be a kettlebell or a dumbbell. In a park, if you don’t have the above, you can also tie it around a tree or a park bench.GREAT FOR
- Improving endurance and strengthening the upper body
- Improving core stability and coordination
- Cardio and strength training
- Speed training
Sandbags are perfect for adding more resistance and intensity to your training sessions. Unlike dumbbells or kettlebells, a sandbag will change its shape as it’s lifted, which your muscles to engage more powerfully in each movement – as every repetition will be slightly different. The shape-changing design also makes them more comfortable and convenient to put on your shoulders.
Sandbags are a fantastic addition to functional training in the park, that increase the difficulty of your exercises; and therefore, maximise the results and your progress. BodyMax Sandbags incorporate high-quality durable PVC coating and robust canvas handles, which make them perfect to use in outdoor conditions.
- Core strength training
- Improving stability, posture and balance
- Intensifying and increasing difficulty of exercises
- Toning and strengthening a wide range of muscles
Resistance bands are as versatile as fitness accessories come. They’re an excellent addition to outdoor training due to their compact, portable and lightweight design. You can just throw them in your bag before leaving for the park and you won’t even notice the weight difference. BodyMax Powerbands come in various strengths so you can use them in a variety of exercises that engage different muscle groups, regardless of your fitness level.
The red band will be perfect for lighter exercises where you’d want to add minimum resistance, whereas the black band will provide enough resistance for the most advanced fitness enthusiasts. The BodyMax Powerbands are robust and durable, so they will easily withstand any weather and environmental conditions. You can anchor them with your own body or attach them to a tree or bench, depending on the exercise and your needs. GREAT FOR
- Strengthening and toning
- Expanding the variety of exercises
- Improving muscle endurance
- Intensifying and increasing difficulty of exercises
Selectabells are a compact substitute to a range of fixed-weight dumbbells. Here, in one pair of adjustable selectabells, you’re getting 18 pairs of dumbbells. Yes.. 18!!! Imagine trying to take 18 pairs of dumbbells anywhere with you – that’d be a pain! With selectabells, you have one pair, each going up to 36kg offering a supreme solution to strength training and a more portable option for outdoor training.
The weight adjustment mechanism is pretty simple. Release the weight, select the weight and secure the weight. That’s it – 2 seconds and you’re set. Aside from this unbeatable convenience, Selectabells are also robust, durable and feature a comfortable handle that offers fantastic grip.
Including dumbbells in your workout routine will help you engage various muscle groups, intensify your training and get the most out of it. With such a wide range of resistance, you have plenty of room to progress and improve as you train.GREAT FOR
- Replacing a set of fixed-weight dumbbells
- Improving muscular strength, power, and endurance
- Improving bone density
- Increasing range of exercises and engaged muscles
Kettlebells are a compact solution to adding resistance and variety to your training. Thanks to the wide and comfortable handle they are easy and convenient to transport to your workout location. Aside from improving your strength and endurance, kettlebells will help you increase your grip strength, which’s crucial to many weight-lifting and bodyweight exercises such as deadlifts or pull-ups.
BodyMax kettlebells are made of high-quality cast iron that makes them robust and durable. They’re highly resistant to damage so you can use them for outdoor training with no issues. Aside from convenient transport, the wide grip makes them comfortable to hold and lift during your workouts.
Unlike exercises with dumbbells and barbells, exercises with kettlebells involve several muscle groups simultaneously which makes them perfect for training that includes large numbers of repetitions and HIIT workouts.
- HIIT workouts – engage several muscle groups simultaneously
- Improving grip strength
- Strength training and cardiovascular workouts
- Extending variety of exercises
Â Jumping rope is one of the greatest calorie burners so it’s an essential piece of kit for anyone on a weight-loss journey. Speed ropes are also excellent for warm-ups and HIITs. It’s one of the most portable accessories and there’s no better place to use it than on the fresh air in the park. Depending on your needs and style of jumping, you can choose from a variety of different jump ropes.
Focusing on your feet as you skip improves coordination as you become more conscious and improve endurance. At the same time, you will increase strength in the muscles surrounding your arms, ankle joints and in your foot.GREAT FOR
- Improving cardiovascular health and aerobic conditioning
- Improving breathing efficiency
- Calorie burning and weight-loss
- Improving coordination and muscle endurance
As mentioned before, the most important piece of equipment you will need, to take advantage of bootcamps, is your determination. But, this kit list is a great start for anyone looking to add variety to their workout routines and increase the intensity of training to get the best results possible.
Get the most out of the weather we will be having in the upcoming months and use it as an advantage to improve your fitness level!
*Full and upto date restrictions on outdoor exercise can be found here.