6 Facts about the Boot Camp Workout for Women & Why it Works

Learn what a boot camp workout for women is and why it works from personal trainer Rachel Buschert Vaziralli in this Howcast video.

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Boot camps are great effective workouts and it's because you're usually doing exercises that are really hard, really challenging. You're gonna work to a capacity that you probably wouldn't do if left to your own devices. You're usually being led by a trainer that's got a tough demeanor. Who's basically not let you settle for less then you have. Now the important thing to consider is, is the boot camp instructor you're choosing really still gonna allow for you to workout at a level that's appropriate for you. Sometimes the issue with boot camp can become that people are doing exercises that's really appropriate for their fitness level. So make sure that you're still working in a level that's appropriate for you. You should be feeling like they are giving you options, modifications if you need to make something less challenging or progressions if you're somebody who's in the camp who's at a little higher level fitness wise and you want to still be able to progress. You're also usually working with a team and there's a team energy that happens in boot camps that don't happen when you're working out on your own. It's almost like well if they can do it then I can do it. It's this kind of rah-rah let's all do this together mentality that makes people push themselves more so then if they were alone on the elliptical staring at the TV at the gym. You're also going to be doing exercises that are usually just body weight. You're out in the gym, you're in the field, you're in the park. You're doing exercises for your body that don't require any equipment. Which means you really have to strengthen your own body. You have to strengthen your arms, your legs, your core. You're gonna be doing a lot of cardiovascular activities. Running back and forth. And the benefit of the hard work is that you're gonna get a great caloric expenditure at the end. It's kinda like you know if you just kinda keep it in the back of your head that the discomfort is well worth the results. Then you're gonna get a lot out of your boot camp experience.

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