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Posted by on Jun 18, 2016 in Games for Large Groups, Games for Small Groups | 0 comments

Hold the Line

Hold the Line

Here’s a game great for groups large or small, where teams actually help each other…

Players: 4+

Equipment: None.  Large space required. (Boot Camp Equipment Guide)

Game: Split all players into 2 even teams and setup 10 cones in a straight line spaced about 10-15 yds apart.  Team 1 will form a line at the first cone, and Team 2 will form a line at the next cone, both teams facing down the line. It will look like something like this:

Boot Camp Games: Hold the Line

One team holds iso squat while the other does squat jumps to a given number of reps.

Team A will “hold the line” by holding an exercise (low plank, for example), while, at the cone behind them, Team B completes reps of a given exercise (push-ups, for example).  As Team B players finish their reps, they run past Team A and begin holding a new exercise.  It is now Team A’s turn to complete reps of a new exercise and continue the cycle.  This repeats until the 2 teams have worked all the way down to the last cone.  Some good “hold” exercises to use are high and low plank, iso squat, iso lunge, heel hold, and iso push-up.


  • Crawl the Line:  Same rules but instead of running to the next cone, players must bear crawl and/or lunge walk.
  • To Hell and Back: Same rules but instead of stopping once the last cone is reached, teams will backtrack all the way back to the beginning! is a totally free, ad-free web site run by me, a regular ‘ol boot camp instructor.  If you appreciate the content here and want to see more, please consider purchasing Cards Against Obesity, the fun fitness card game I created and use with my own clients, or my new eBook with over 40 premium fitness games.  Thanks for your support!