Mistakes you might be making at your bootcamp class
27 September 2018
Bootcamp classes have a reputation for being demanding. Okay, some beliefs about them - like about instructors insisting that participants "give me 20" for making a mistake - are, in the main, just myths that won't die. However, boot camps can still call for meticulous preparation.
Bootcamp classes have a reputation for being demanding. Okay, some beliefs about them - like about instructors insisting that participants "give me 20" for making a mistake - are, in the main, just myths that won't die. However, bootcamps can still call for meticulous preparation.
Despite this, if you join a bootcamp class yourself, you could still be prone to occasional blunders that someone with more experience of such classes might have cut out. Avoid, for example...
Letting your attention slip
Why are you mulling over taking part in a bootcamp rather than, say, exercising by yourself? One reason could be that, with the class, you will have a fitness expert taking you in the right direction.
Hence, you could defeat the point of a bootcamp by ending up so much "in the zone" that you reach the brink of, well, zoning out. By allowing yourself to go off the rails in this way, you could miss your instructor's cues aimed at preventing injuries, warns Women's Health.
Rattling through the moves
You aren't going to impress your instructor if, during the class, you squeeze in more repetitions than they actually asked for.
If the instructor is putting you through a timed workout, they care more about you doing the repetitions properly than hitting a certain tally of them. If you rush through them, you could too easily pick up an injury - potentially a chronic one.
Not listening to energizing workout music
If your class will require you to do squats and lunge jumps, among other circuit moves, "you'll definitely need workout music you can jam out to", says Reader's Digest.
The beats of a song can feed into your workout efforts. 150 beats-per-minute is a suitable average for a bootcamp class, while fitting specific songs for listening to during a class can include Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk".
Neglecting the nutritional side
Failing to get your eating habits right can easily hinder your bootcamp performance. Furthermore, don't be surprised if your instructor can easily tell that you aren't eating enough of the right stuff.
They could, for example, notice you slowing down and struggling to keep up. They might also negatively judge your lifts and jumps. Ultimately, if your food isn't sufficiently nutritious to help you perform well, you could burn fewer calories than you wanted.
Fortunately, expert advice about nutrition is available with Prestige Boot Camp retreats. You can book a place on one by calling 0117 973 12 13.
Not stretching post-exercise
After finishing your main exercises for the class, you will have the opportunity to stretch your body. You shouldn't forgo doing this, as it will help your body to recover after the thorough exercises.
After all, during the class, you will be engaged in HIIT - or, to use the non-abbreviated term, high-intensity interval training. This will have your muscles working hard and, afterwards, needing that period of stretching more than, say, you meeting up with friends for glasses of tequila.