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Why Boot Camps Work

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Why Boot Camp Are So Effective for Fatloss

•functional movements and exercises that burn more calories and fat

•boost fitness levels quick.

•They Challenge you physically, mentally, and emotionally which is key for long term results

•Hold you accountable for showing up and for giving 110% when you’re there.

•Include different workouts everytime you train and are of course fun and interesting.

•Are full of other highly motivated people who encourage and motivate you.

•Boot Camp will Push you to go past your comfort zone while staying safe.

•It will Address all aspects of fitness including cardio, strength, and flexibility.

•Set achievable fitness goals that contribute to weight loss and fat loss.

•We can address healthy eating and metabolism boosting strategies.

•Are more affordable than one on one personal training.

•Can be modified for people of all levels.

If you are considering on starting on your road to fitness, then why not let Australia’s Personal Training Business of the Year help you out.

To book your FREE session simply email admin@ succeed.com.au today

Canberra Bootcamp with Shannan Ponton

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Hey all,

Well with Spring fast approaching and finally some warmer weather it si time to get yourself outside and enjoy it.

With a bit of light in the early mornings we will be heading outdoors in a few weeks for a new season of Spring Bootcamp, but places are strictly limited so register today to avoid missing out.

Simply email admin@succeed.com.au and put your name down today…

Here is a bit of footage from Shannan Ponton doing a Bootcamp Canberra session recently:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYwanNERyp0spd12345

Don’t forget only limited spaces for Spring Bootcamp Canberra!!!

Register today at: admin@succeed.com.au

Do you Need Cardio?

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Do You Really Need “Cardio” Workouts?

What is more effective?? Doing cardio workouts or weight training for losing fat…
 
In this post I am hoping to get you thinking differently, and trying new things.

Do you really need cardio training to get lean and in great shape?

Most fitness trainers, weekend warriors, or anyone trying to get in shape or lose body fat, consider it a fact that they need “cardio” exercise to burn up their fat and attain their these goals. They would never even question it.

In fact, you may be surprised to know that some of the leanest people I know (men and women), NEVER do any type of normal or traditional cardio. And I’ve spent over 15 years working out in various gyms in Australia, and hanging out with athletes of all sorts, so I’ve seen it all.

I will say that there can be a place for low-moderate level cardio for really overweight or deconditioned people, but even in those cases, there can be more effective methods.

What do most see “Cardio” as?

Most people would consider cardio to be riding to knowhere on a bike, or running on a treadmill, or cruising on an elliptical strider, while watching the TV screen at their state of the art gym. This is what I call “traditional cardio”. No wonder the majority of people get bored with their workouts and give up after a couple months without seeing results. On Average about 70% of people that take out a gym membership never use it more than a dozen times in a year.

But, “cardio” exercise can be considered any type of exercise or activity that strengthens the cardiovascular system. To keep it simple, if it gets your heart pumping, and gets you huffing and puffing, it’s cardio. I don’t care if you’re holding dumbbells or a barbell and everyone calls it a weight training exercise…it’s still conditioning your heart.

Let’s take a look at a couple examples:

 Take a barbell  clean & press for example (of which many of you have seen me do plenty of), which involves lifting a barbell from the floor up to shoulders, then push pressing overhead. And listen up ladies, because even though this is usually seen as a manly exercise, it doesn’t matter if you’re not lifting 100kg; if 15kg is challenging to you, then you will still benefit just as much.

At first glance, most people think of the barbell C&P only as a weight training exercise or strength exercise. However, I challenge you to do a hard set of around 15-20 reps on the C&P. If you used a challenging enough weight, what you’ll find is that your heart rate is probably up to about 80-90% of your recommended max (get a HR monitor and try it), and you are huffing and puffing like you just ran a 100-meter sprint (which by the way, sprinting kicks the crap out of jogging any day if you want the easiest way to lose the flab).

Try the same thing for a set of 20 reps of one-arm swings with each arm with a kettlebell or dumbbell, and tell me your legs aren’t burning, heart racing, and you’re gasping for breath. How about trying 5 minutes straight of bodyweight squats, lunges, and pushups with no rest. Again, notice your heart pounding, sweat pouring off of you, and chest heaving for breaths!

Try and tell me you’re not conditioning your heart with this style of training!

Conventional trainers and thinking says that these are weight training or strength training exercises. However, they are fulfilling your cardio workout needs as well (saving you time!).

Not only do you save time, but you strengthen and condition almost every muscle in your entire body with these full body functional movements if you do them with enough intensity…some thing that can’t be said for that boring stationary bike ride or treadmill jaunt while reading or watching TV.

Gone are the days of the boring 90 minute gym sessions. Doing one set and talking to your mates for three minutes before you do your next set. If you can sit and talk you are not training hard enough!

Work hard, get in, get out and see the fat just melting off you..

So what do I recommend??

Group sessions like: Boot Camp, Crossfit, Boxing, or find a very experienced trainer in your area to help you out with a program.

For those in Canberra that have never tried a session, you can come for FREE to one of our Boot Camps and get a feel of what it is really like. For the month of August we have $50 off our Boot Camp program so why not make it NOW to make the change?

Simply go to the contact us section above and leave your email and location.

Scott Williams

Bootcamp Questions

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Do you need to be fit to attend a Bootcamp program?

No, that’s why you have come to us. The course has been designed to challenge all fitness levels, from ‘Couch Potatoes’ to elite athletes. At the commencement of each program you will be required to complete a Basic Fitness Assessment (BFA). Your Instructors will use the results of this BFA to separate the group into ‘Sections’, grouping together individuals of a similar fitness level.

What type of results can I expect from Bootcamp?

Bootcamp achieves significant improvements in the following areas in as early as two weeks:

  • Fat Loss
  • Muscle Tone
  • Muscular Endurance
  • Agility
  • Cardio-vascular Endurance
  • Muscular Strength
  • Speed

 What makes Succeed  Bootcamp different to other so called ‘Boot Camp’ programs?

Succeed Bootcamp is the ‘Real Deal’.

The secrets to Succeed Bootcamp success are simple:

  • We GUARANTEE results
  • You will achieve measurable results in the first 4 weeks
  • Every single session will challenge you, not only physically, but often mentally & emotionally
  • Bootcamp programs are periodised, meaning that every single session requires you to work harder than the last

 How much does Succeed Bootcamp cost?

Bootcamp program costs less than $15 per session or $35 per week.

This includes 12 – 36 physical training sessions (depends on the program), your Bootcamp  t-shirt, drink bottle, pre and post health screening and fitness testing.

Imagine achieving better results for less than a boring gym membership where you are on your own…

Also, return Bootcampers receive a discount on all additional courses.

Who instructs Succeed Bootcamp?

Bootcamp is Instructed by Australasia’s only fully qualified organization of ‘BOOTCAMP INSTRUCTORS’.

These Instructors undergo a rigorous training camp and assessment, administered by Motivate to Train Organisation under Fitness Australia regulations.

 What do I need to bring with me to Bootcamp?

When you enlist in Bootcamp you will receive your own Bootcamp t-shirt, which you are to wear to each and every session..

In addition, you will need to dress in comfortable running shorts or tights, and shoes

To each session you should bring the following:

  • A windcheater or jumper (to put on before you warm up, and after you have finished training)
  • A towel
  • A bottle of water. (Be sure to hydrate properly the day before you train, as it is too late to try and do it once you start the session)
  • Asthma puffer if required

 Once I commence a The Bootcamp program, can I receive a refund if I need to stop?

No refunds will be given after course commencement. To enquire about the possibility of putting your enlistment on hold, you should speak to one of the Succeed Directors.

register in our Boootcamp Bookings today to register for our next Bootcamp Program or click here to email for more info.

Basic CMYK

Pre Bootcamp Routine

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Welcome to Succeed Bootcamp!

 Before you embark on the 12 week program, there are a few procedures and pointers that will make the ‘transition period’ a little smoother and less of a shock to the system.

 Getting up early

 If your body is not accustomed to early rises, then this is generally the biggest adjustment you will have to make. After all, it has been said that “80% of success is just showing up!”.

 In the weeks preceding the start of Bootcamp, try getting up at 5.45 and doing some gentle exercise (see point below for more on this) – this will start to get your body accustomed to the early starts and activity levels.

 Remember, our brains (and therefore our bodies) operate on routine and habit – the sooner these habits can be created the better!

 Get Moving

 Just like the early starts, it is important that you commence (if you are not already doing regular exercise) some light activity over the next few weeks. This will help get your body into the habit of exercising and again make the ‘transition phase’ a lot easier.

 Light activity can include:

  • Walking
  • Light jog
  • Bike ride

 Fluid Intake

 It is vital that you replace the fluids that you lose whilst exercising. Like the two points above, drinking plenty of water is a habit that needs to be established if it is not already.

 Aim to drink at least one glass of water before leaving for Bootcamp, and always ensure that you have a full drink bottle with you. Consume water at every rest break you are given, and then aim to have another two glasses of water before you go to work.

 Should I eat breakfast before or after Bootcamp?

 Eating before exercising first thing in the morning is something that is different for everyone. Some people find they can’t function without some food in their stomach, whilst others find that they feel nauseous if they do eat.

 In the week leading up to Bootcamp, try both methods and work out what is best for you. When you do eat, choose light foods that will not sit heavily in your stomach, such as:

  • Yoghurt
  • Banana
  • Toast

 See how your body responds whilst you perform your exercise. Based on this, you will have a plan of attack for Bootcamp week 1!

Excuses

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Maybe – The New Michael Jordan Clip

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woOu_4l3lio&feature=player_embedded

Looking for Excuses??

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obdd31Q9PqA

Bootcamp Youtube Clips

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Session in progress

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk68kmJQRAI

Nutrition for Bootcampers

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

The answers to a few of the questions that you may have!!

 1) Should I have breakfast before I do Bootcamp?

· This will vary from person to person. As a general recommendation I would suggest you try to do do Bootcamp on an empty stomach. The reason being is that you are more likely to burn more calories from fat after being asleep for several hours. If you eat first, you will have to burn the calories from the food consumed before you will start burning fat calories.

· In saying that, if after a few Bootcamps you feel ill or get light headed during the sessions, it will be best for you to have something light to eat about 30-40 mins prior to commencing Bootcamp (ie maybe a piece of wholemeal bread or a piece of fruit).

2) Do I really need to eat breakfast at all?

· YES YOU DO!!!

· Having breakfast helps get the metabolism going, & keeps you leaner

· You will be less likely to over indulge in the following meals.

 3) Should I minimize or cut out carbohydrates?

· No you should not cut out carbohydrates. Our body and brain require X amount of carbohydrates a day to function properly.

· What we do require and lack is portion control of carbohydrates.

4) Should I reduce Carbohydrates as the da goeys on?

· Yes you should consume more carbohydrates earlier in the day but not totally cut them out(portion control)

· Timing of our carbohydrates is very important. Try to focus the main intake of carbohydrates around your training time to replace glycogen stores.

Tips

 Always have a nutritious breakfast

· Don’t skip meals

· Eat 4-5 smaller meals, rather than 2 or 3 large ones

· Always watch portion sizes of all foods.

· Always consume a protein source at each meal as this will keep you feeling fuller for longer.

· Limit sugar intake. Your body can only consume 2 teaspoons at one sitting.

· Always choose wholemeal options of carbohydrates. Wholemeal has a lower Glycemic Index count, which means it will give you a sustained energy release for a longer period of time.

· When you get emotional, try to exercise rather than eat. You need to re train your sub conscious mind away from emotional eating(most people’s biggest downfall).

 Drink water continually throughout the day. Minimum of 2lt per day. Always be sure rehydrate after Bootcamp/exercise.

· Be consistent with your eating and training. A spasmodic approach will really slow down your progess.