The Boot Camp is a type of training inspired by the physical training of the American military. With the passage of time, it adapted to direct it to the general population.
The objective pursued by the Boot Camp is the development of all physical capacities, weight loss, and toning, high caloric consumption per session, this is achieved with very short breaks that allow the heart rate to be kept high, speeding up metabolism. One of its premises is “to achieve results in a short period of time.”
The training is carried out in groups, which offers greater motivation to users who do not have the discipline to follow traditional training individually. The Boot Camp involves work from medium to the high neuromuscular intensity with an important emphasis on the cardiovascular system.
On a physical level :
- Greater strength and muscle tone
- Improves body composition
- Supports our cardiovascular system
On a psychological level :
- Increase motivation and energy.
- Increases willpower and the spirit of self-improvement
- Develops social relationships
- Anti-stress therapy
- Decrease in depression states.
Running, doing breaststrokes, jumping, and moving around the training camp doing different movements are part of a ‘Boot Camp’ routine with a lot of discipline.
A ‘Boot Camp’ class can last about an hour, which includes stretching and warming up so that the body does not suer any injuries while they are being performed.
Those who practice ‘Boot Camp’ testify that before starting this training, they were bored with the exercises and machines in the gyms, and of training indoors, with mats and air conditioning. They enjoy the effort it takes to be outdoors, even addictive. But be careful! Before starting a ‘Boot Camp’ training, the following must be taken into account: it is important that you do not have serious knee or back injuries; the level of physical condition that one has is not relevant since each A routine of this military-style workout allows you to burn between 800 and 1,500 kilocalories. Despite being exhausting, it offers other great benefits. Seize it!
What should you bring to a boot camp class?
- Comfortable clothes and sneakers.
- Be sure to bring water in case there is no nearby water source.
- Although most classes include a thorough warm-up, it’s always a good idea to do a quick 5-minute warm-up and stretch before class begins.
What should I eat and drink for a boot camp class?
- To maintain high blood sugar and energy levels, you should eat a carbohydrate-based snack (fruits or vegetables) an hour or two before the boot camp session.
- To stay well hydrated, you should drink 250 to 500 milliliters of water, 30-60 minutes before class.
Recommendations to keep in mind to practice Boot Camp
- You must choose the right class for you. Boot Camp is often a blanket term for all outdoor instructor-led fitness classes, so be sure to read the shows and see if it’s aimed at youth, adults, women, athletes, or hobbyists and pick the one that is adaptable to you.
- Be sure to find an instructor whose intensity level inspires hard work, not fear. Find an instructor that suits your style and, above all, make sure he is certified to train in fitness classes.
- Know your strength. While some classes are great for fitness beginners, many target a more advanced audience. Make sure the training ground suits your fitness level, and don’t be afraid to speak up if an exercise is too difficult for you.
- Greet your fellow athletes with a smile, and don’t be afraid to shout stimuli in practice such as you can! Go ahead! Go on! Don’t give up! Motivate your colleagues; they will also do it for you.
Give 100% of yourself in each class for the best results. However, if you notice that you push yourself too hard and feel like you can injure yourself, it is best to stop and talk to your instructor. Remember to listen to your body. It’s okay to push yourself, but you have to be careful with excesses.