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How to Get a Boot Camp Workout in 10 Minutes

written by: Stephanie Mojica • edited by: Cheryl Gabbert • updated: 4/30/2010

Adding at least one boot camp workout to your fitness regimen can aid in overall fitness and body tone. Videos like Jessica Smith's 10 Minute Solution: Ultimate Boot Camp offer a quick way to get started.

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    Overall Recommendation

    Getting a boot camp workout is not easy. The cover of 10 Minute Solution: Ultimate Boot Camp shows Jessica Smith in Army-style attire; this is definitely true to the video. However, unlike an actual military drill sergeant, Jessica is never insulting when pushing you to your physical (and possibly mental) limits. You might just end up with a more solid body if you stick with this workout.

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    Accessibility is probably the one drawback of this video. Simply put, this video is just hard; remember though it is intended to be a "boot camp" experience. Just like not everyone is suited for military service, not everyone is suited to work out along with 10 Minute Solution: Ultimate Boot Camp. If you're out of shape or have health concerns, you should probably consider another video. Remember to work to YOUR level, not anyone else's. Fortunately, numerous 10 Minute Solution videos are far more suitable to a wider range of fitness levels and body types.

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    Financial Value

    One advantage of the 10 Minute Solution series is a solid financial value; Ultimate Boot Camp is no exception. For less than the price of a dance or yoga class, for less than a fraction of the price for a monthly gym membership, you can basically invite your own personal trainer into your home.

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    Workout Options

    One of the advantages of 10 Minute Solution: Ultimate Bootcamp is that you can really get a good workout in just 10 minutes. The video features five distinct workout options, which are the following:

    • Fat Fighting Skills & Drills
    • Ultimate Upper Body Training
    • Ultimate Lower Body Training
    • Ultimate Total Body Training
    • Six Pack Ab Attack

    If you're looking for a true "boot camp" experience, then program the video to play two, three, four or five segments at once. Just remember to give your body a rest. It's probably not a good idea to do all of the "ultimate" training segments every single day.

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    Instructional Quality

    Jessica Smith has released several other videos, including 10 Minute Solution: Quick Tummy Toners. A celebrity fitness expert and coach for over 10 years, Jessica is definitely qualified to teach Ultimate Boot Camp. Her attitude is always encouraging without resorting to sugary sweet or other potentially condescending attitudes. Her cueing and moves are easy to follow; remember it might take a few times with one segment to do each exercise correctly. Overall, if you're interested in a boot camp workout, then inviting Jessica Smith into your home exercise routine is probably a great move.

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    Product Information

    Complete Title: 10 Minute Solution: Ultimate Boot Camp

    Instructor: Jessica Smith Price (as of April 2010): $12.99

    List Price (as of April 2010):$14.98

    ASIN: B0033WH6KO

    Release Date: April 6, 2010

    Approximate Running Time: 53 minutes

    Production Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment/Starz