11 Reasons I hate 'Boot camps'
I’m not saying they’re a bad thing for you, I just don’t like them – here’s why:
1) It’s outside – not because it’s not good to be outside, it’s because the trainer wants to keep his outgoings down. They’re probably offering you a discount to retain you too because they’re too tight to spend more than 47p on an online advert for their business.
2) You’re limited – burpees, high knees, kneeling pressups… from here most exercises come from the ‘I just made this shit up’ book of exercises. What do they do when you become used to the stimulus from the exercise.
Urm, do more?
Nice programming bro.
3) Burpees, people are paying someone else to be told to do them. How is this happening?
4) Group Prescription – Oh yeah, you all want exercise? Here it is!
Imagine that happening at a doctors surgery.. “You all ill?” Here ya all go. Slight exaggeration but you get the drift.
5) I may be wrong but it’s called Personal Training because it needs to be personal. I highly doubt people are opening up about their emotional drives to over consume hedonic foods during a Wednesday night boot camp.
Exercise isn’t a holistic solution to composition.
6) People dressing up in military kit to take exercise. Whether you’re military or not it doesn’t mean you’re a better coach than someone who coaches in ‘civvi’ clothes.
7) ‘Beasting’, again a terminology I feel shouldn’t belong in the fitness industry unless you’re a sadistic bastard. In that case join Crossfit instead.
8) Programming – most is off the cuff, in most cases NO REGARD for impact, volume and stress on joints etc.
9) Form – You’ll see the same in Crossfit boxes that try and host a class with too many people. Poor form can be over looked leading to injury.
10) ‘The Completion Aspect’ as I call it.
Completion is seen as finishing the allotted exercise in the given amount of time with no regard to anything else.
BURPEES FOR 30 SECONDS GO GO GO!
No good stimulation of muscle tissue should or ever has been rushed.
11) It’s for the ‘keep costs down ‘fitness’ people of today.
Well, good luck when you purchase your next car, house or holiday keeping costs to an absolute minimum – nothing will go wrong there….
p.s I do genuinely think that ANYTHING that gets people off the sofa is a GREAT THING.
I could just list 2938 things better than a traditional boot camp...