obc: s07e02: a glimpse into what we do

This is one of the days when I have difficulty sitting up standing up straight, thanks to my Original BootCamp Malaysia session yesterday morning. Actually it was a good, intensive session that I was inspired to draw up some images based on what we did yesterday. I wouldn’t mind doing it again but since OBC does not do the same routine twice (exercises may be the same, i.e. push-ups, sit-ups etc but the course of how we do it is never repeated), I doubt they’d mind me sharing our Tuesday session.

This is also to sort of prove to my friends that I really do go to BootCamp, that it’s not just all in my head and it’s not an excuse for me to eat more. Just because I’ve never really put up photos of me doing those exercises, heh. Come on lah, I’m not that imaginative.

We had a bit of jogging but skipped our usual elaborated warm-up. Got 10 grunts for not jogging in a perfect file and 20 grunts for late-comers. Not going to go into that for now… We then ranked up according to the 3 fitness levels – Delta, Seal and Ranger, as per much awesome illustration below.

OBC - Line up for Delta, Seal and Ranger

Actually it’s quite a feat for me to remember everything in sequence because I’m sometimes in a blank after the sessions. Then memories of what we did were blanked out. So if you’re anal with perfect details, sorry.

First set: 20 seconds each with 10 seconds break in between:
1) King Kong push-ups; 2) Squats; 3) Plank holds; 4) Military star jumps

Can’t remember how many reps we did with the first set. More than 4, less than 10. Not a lot of time added on as well, which I don’t actually mind. It’s just fun to yell out to the newer recruits to do their exercises properly so we do not get extra time. Sort of to set in the discipline, you know. This is the easy stuff — when it comes to the hard stuff in the 3rd and 4th week and we get a lot of time added on, then I’d be really moody ๐Ÿ˜›

After the 1st set, each rank has to go for a run. As per my second awesome illustration below, recruits have to:

OBC - S07E02 1) Jog/ run in a line towards the goal post;
2) Go around the goal post;
3) Run around where Sgt. Sim was standing back to the goal post;
4) Run back to the starting line.

My illustration is most likely not drawn to scale but you get the idea. Rangers bounced back twice, Seals 5 times and Deltas 6 times. At the end of the session I was chatting with Hafiz and he was moaning about being in Delta this week and having to bounce back 6 times.

Me: “So? Seals did 5 ok! You did one more only what!”
Hafiz: “Err…. *shy*”

While waiting for each rank to return, the recruits at the original stations did military push-ups and lunges. I only remember that Seals did 8 of each, rinse and repeat.

Once all 3 ranks did ran and returned, Sgt. Sim gave us a 1 min 30 secs water break. SO GENEROUS! I’m not taking the piss okay; we usually get 30 or 45 secs and that would be too short a time for me to run to the nearby rugby goal post (where we put our water bottles), gulp down some H20 and run back. I don’t know why I’m always standing at the far end of the line. You’d think that I’d have learned by now, eh?

Second set: 20 seconds each with 10 seconds break in between:
1) Diamond push-ups; 2) Jump squats; 3) Jack knives; 4) Seal jumps

Another run towards the goal post, without having to bounce back this time. While waiting, the recruits did military push-ups and squats.

Then a short water break and warm-down/ stretching. So that’s what we do lah. Fun or not? ๐Ÿ˜‰



  1. foodcrazee says:

    ouch! can feel my muscles hurt by just reading . . .

  2. haha.. your drawing is so cute la.. all the unhappy faces… poor you.

  3. foodcrazee: me too ๐Ÿ™

    eiling: heheeheh this one copy and paste from the first time i drew it one ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Wonder if I am a seal, a delta or a ranger? ๐Ÿ™‚ Workout sounds intense!

  5. awesome drawing suanie.

  6. quite fun also.. haha..
    anyway, your drawing cute what.. =)

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