Boot Camping Challenge #2: Steady Sorcerer Exercise

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Well, this Malibu campground wasn’t awful. In fact, as far as compromises go, it was about as perfect a spot for James and me as we can get. He hates sand, and prefers to NOT be camping right on the beach. CHECK. I LOVE the ocean, and at least we’re close enough here that I can hear it. Smell it. See it. CHECK.

Everyone’s happy.

So let me introduce you to your boot camping challenge this week: Steady Sorcerers.


Like last week’s challenge, Steady Sorcerers are yet another full-body exercise. We’ll be triggering all your major muscle groups with this one brilliant bodyweight move, and that makes me VERY happy. I love multi-tasking, don’t you? Here we have one exercise doing a little of everything. And you know what that means.

More beach time! (The Jameses of the world are cringing...)

But there’s so much more happening than just strengthening the body with this move. There’s a strong balance, coordination, and stability component…often-overlooked fitness components. We’re also working your flexibility and joint range of motion, which tends to decrease with age. And! There’s the muscle ENDURANCE component. We need muscle endurance so we can deal with the physical tasks of daily life most efficiently. Because really, would you rather be like Darryl and Rick, OR! Would you rather be a zombie. I’m just sayin’.

So who’s boot camping with me this week?! Can you commit to 3 sets of 10 Steady Sorcerers each day this week? Or how about just each day this weekend? I REALLY hope you’ll play along, no matter WHERE your travels have you. With a little time spent in the Discomfort Zone, your best life is just ahead, there for the taking. You can get there. I don’t doubt it at all.

Comments and questions below! As always, I’m rooting for you!

After 15 years as an educator in both the public K-12 setting and the University level in Special Physical Education, Stef made the leap to her true passion… the fitness world. She’s currently a personal trainer and wellness coach specializing in seniors, medical conditions, and injuries. Stef loves running, cycling, and being “Mugga” to her two favorite mini-humans — Punky and Marshmallow. ❤️

    6 thoughts on “Boot Camping Challenge #2: Steady Sorcerer Exercise

    1. Sarah & Jon

      Guess we’re overachievers! We just did 8 days in a row of Steady Sorcerers! On to the next challenge… 🙂

      1. Stefany - Post author

        WOOT! Way to go…8 days, you get an A+++! I just put up the next challenge: HINDU PUSHUPS! Good luck, they’re pretty difficult (and pretty awesome)!

    2. Mike N

      Had to watch a couple times to get it down, learned I’m pretty uncoordinated! I didn’t even know an exercise like this existed, lol.

      1. Stefany - Post author

        But that’s a great thing about this exercise! You get to practice your coordination. And you know what they say about practice…

    3. Velda S

      If not out camping and no picnic table, do you have a suggestion for where to rest hands for plank , definite beginner here!

      1. Stefany - Post author

        Velda, I’m so glad you brought that up! A kitchen counter, your dining table, a sturdy deck railing, or even a firm bed can work for the planks. Just make sure whatever you’re using is sturdy and safe before you start. Happy Boot Camping!!!


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