Engaging in bootcamp exercises is a fun yet effective way of getting fit and full of energy.  It involves cardio and strength exercises with the use of your body weight to boost its aerobic capacity and to burn calories.

Here are five simple bootcamp exercises that you can do for fitness and energy:

1. Jumping Jacks

Jumping jack is an easy exercise which can be beneficial to your whole body.

To perform this exercise efficiently, make the biggest distance between your feet as you jump in and out and swing your arms up and down in full range.

2. Squats

Squats work to make your lower body stronger and firmer.  You can do it by standing with your feet shoulder width apart.  Point your toes forward and lean back on your heels like someone who is about to sit down on a chair.  Bend your knees but you should see to it that they don’t go beyond your toes. Squat down until you knees reach a 90-degree angle and go back to your standing position.

3. Jump Rope

Jump rope is an intense cardiovascular exercise that helps to tone your legs and lower body.  It is usually performed with a rope, but you can still do it by jumping up and down with your arms swinging as if you are holding a rope and jumping on it.

4. Push-ups

Push-ups are one of the best bootcamp exercises to tone and strengthen your chest, triceps and shoulders.  You can perform push-ups by placing your hands and toes on the floor with your back straight and flat. Keep your hands slightly wider than your shoulders then inhale as you lower your upper body until your elbows reach a 90-degree angle.  Keep your chest from touching the floor as you do this.  Exhale and push your body back up without bending your body.

5. Crab Walking

Crab walk is a simple yet challenging bootcamp exercise that helps to strengthen your triceps, your shoulders and your core.

To perform the crabwalk, you need to sit on the ground with your hands on your sides and your feet touching the ground.  Raise your body up with your arms and begin to walk backward, then forward and sideward with your hands and feet.

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