Friday, June 25, 2010

Airsoft Boot Camp

Hard-core airsoft skirmishes require physical stamina. Airsoft’s high degree of realism demand that you carry heavy equipment, maneuver through difficult terrain and push yourself physically. If you play to win, it is important to work on both endurance and muscle strength.’s fitness center is an incredible resource for military style workouts, but for the sake of simplicity, the following list is a quick Airsoft Bootcamp that will increase your endurance and strength, as well as improve your airsoft game.

Intervals. You should work in 30 minutes of aerobic activity at least three times a week. While jogging has its health benefits, intervals will give you the quickest health returns. You will burn more calories, increase stamina and prepare your body for quick bursts of energy on the field. Start with a moderate jog for 5 minutes to warm up, and then alternate a 1 minute sprint with a 2 minute recovery jog. After 30 minutes of intervals, do an easy jog for another 5 minutes to cool down.

Upper body. In realistic airsoft skirmishes, you rely heavily on your upper body strength. Carrying equipment requires muscle endurance and steadying your weapon requires isometric muscle isolation, both of which can be pretty exhausting. I recommend doing 3 sets of 10-14 reps of the following moves twice a week for improved airsoft field performance:

  • Chest/bench presses

  • Push ups

  • Barbell rows

  • Overhead presses

  • Bicep curls

  • Tricep dips

Lower body. Your lower body will get a nice workout during your interval runs, but there are a few strength building moves that are worth including in your regimen. I recommend 3 sets of 10-14 reps of the following, twice a week:

  • Barbell/dumbbell squat

  • Lunges

  • Plie squat with weights

About the Author: Mike Zhang is the President and COO of Airsoft Megastore, the #1 fastest growing Airsoft retailer in the nation. Airsoft Megastore offers the latest airsoft guns and gear as well as a 125% low price guarantee on all new airsoft guns and airsoft bbs.

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