Top 4 Tips to Benefit the Most from Fitness Bootcamps
When it comes to attending a fitness boot camp, people often have many questions in mind. If you too have such questions, it’s a good idea to get the answers. Knowing how to do things correctly, you can get the most out of your boot camp. Here are a few tips.
1. Attend a Boot Camp in a Group
Group boot camp sessions, like that of Cambridge Bootcamps, can give you some completion and motivation which encourages you to continue with the training rather than training alone.
However, if you start attending group boot camp sessions, it can be beneficial to fit in at least one cardiovascular training session every week to do by yourself at your pace; this should typically last for 40-60 minutes.
2. Pay Attention to Breathing
Your body will demand more oxygen after a vigorous exercise. Therefore it’s important to learn to regulate your breathing pattern with the kind of workout you’re doing.
While participating in a cardiovascular workout like cycling, swimming or running, you should breathe in rhythm with the respective activity. During weight training, you should exhale on exertion. This can even help your brain focus and enter the exercise zone.
3. Try to Achieve One Thing at a Time
People often have multiple habits that may come in their way towards health. They may have the intention to quit many of the following habits:
- Wrong food habits
- Lack of exercise
When they attend a fitness boot camp, they intend to leave all bad habits at the same time, and dream of getting extremely healthy all of a sudden. But bringing a drastic change in lifestyle by changing so many things at the same time is very difficult to maintain. At some point of time, they may slip up and have a cigarette or drink, and then they feel that they have failed and then they give up everything including the boot camp. They then start all their old habits once again and worse even, they feel depressed because of the failure.
Therefore, trying to change slowly and having realistic goals can increase your chance of success. You can start exercising while continuing with your existing lifestyle. Once you get habituated to exercise, you can try to introduce one more healthy habit and leave a bad habit, and so on.
4. Abdominal Strength
Stomach crunches are today’s trend instead of sit ups. Although crunches have their own benefits, the only way to train the abdominal muscles fully is to learn to complete full sit ups. This covers the entire range of motion controlled by the abdominal muscles.
Use these tips to take the full benefit of your fitness boot camp and enjoy an active and flexible body.