3 Reasons Why Bootcamp is Good For Your Booty!
You may have noticed that “Bootcamp” Workouts are all the rage right now, both at larger gyms and private fitness facilities. The term “bootcamp” might bring up some pretty intimidating images: An angry drill sergeant barking out orders like “Drop and give me 50!” And for some types of bootcamp training, that’s not so far from reality.
But don’t let that scare you. In general, “bootcamp workouts” simply mean circuit training – a routine that has you perform several different exercises, one after another. Could be that dropping and doing push-ups, burpees or a butt-kicking circuit is the best thing for you. Here’s why you should start incorporating a bootcamp workout into your routine today:
- Belly fat is dangerous. It’s not just about appearances – people who deposit fat inside their abdomen have the highest risk for diabetes and heart attacks. In fact, one recent study found that women with normal weight saw a 25% increased risk of death with every four inches they gained around the waist. One way to fight that is to boost your metabolism with exercises that incorporate multiple muscle groups. And, nothing targets belly fat quite like a calorie-blasting bootcamp workout.
- Working out can be fun. Yes, you read that correctly. One of the things I love about bootcamp workouts is that they guarantee you’re never bored. If you’re taking a class at the gym, you get to experience a group energy, where everyone keeps each other accountable and motivated. But even if you’re doing a bootcamp-style workout at home, the series of tried-and-true moves will keep your muscles working, your metabolism humming, and your mind far from wandering.
- There’s something for everyone. The bootcamp trend has given way to a whole slew of different styles and techniques. Barry’s Bootcamp , an upbeat boutique-training center in L.A., is so popular with celebrities and other die-hards that they’ve opened a branch in NYC. There are also “Adventure Bootcamp” courses available that offer outdoor fitness programs across the globe. Some classes incorporate other disciplines like boxing and Pilates, some require you to race through the mud, and some even tout real marines as instructors who refer to you as “recruits” as you progress through the levels like members of a platoon.
You can be your own drill sergeant. Of course, like I mentioned above, there are plenty of bootcamp (or circuit-style) workouts that you can do from the comfort of your own home. To make things easy for you, I’ve put together my entire tummy trimming DVDs and equipment into one Belly Boot Camp kit. This will give you everything you need to flatten those abs and strengthen your core. You might not have a marine shouting orders in your face… but is that such a bad thing?