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    Bootcamp vs. Focus and Intention

    04-11-2012, 11:16 AM




    A df on a small homeschooling moms list I'm on (and several of us are T-Tappers) asked how she could be fit like Teresa and me and stay that way without doing bootcamps all the time. I posted the following to the list and thought it might be helpful and encouraging in light of all the adrenaline and excitement running high with the 60 Day Challenge!

    Here's my secret:


    I hardly ever do bootcamps!

    I remember when I first started T-Tapp, I would hear how you could maintain your goal size on 1-2 workouts per week.

    I thought, yeah, well, probably not for me!

    I was right. They were wrong.


    I now maintain my size on two SHORT workouts per week! BUT--with focus on form and intentional movement. No.Move.Wasted.


    There is a danger in 7-14 day bootcamps. You can overdo it. You can lose your focus and intention. (I'm starting to sound like Dantheman!) You can burn out.

    And, like the hare, you can sprint out the chute at 150% only to fizzle out before you're halfway. That is NOT going to get you anywhere, no matter what facet of life you're applying that to!

    Everyone stand (curled core, ribs lifted, palms forward and KLT) and repeat after me:

    "Bootcamps are to establish and/or strengthen neurokinetic connections. A longer bootcamp will not cause me to lose inches faster. I will not get hung up on a longer bootcamp and instead put all my focus and intention into a shorter one."

    Inhale--exhale BIGGER!


    Let's see if I can even remember my "bootcamps":

    February 2007--10 day BWO+ bootcamp, from the book
    May 2007--12 day bootcamp of TWO, just through Runner's Stretch
    August 2007--14 day of ALL of TWO (and I lost the least inches, burned myself out, and hardly did TWO for over a year!)
    Sometime in late 2007/early 2008--5 day MORE bootcamp
    June 2008--5 day Tempo Arms bootcamp
    January 2009--4 day MORE Instructional bootcamp (after 7 weeks off after my miscarriage)
    February 2010--attempt at a 5 day BWO+ bootcamp but got sick
    December 2010--4 day MORE Instructional bootcamp


    There you have it. There might be one more 4 day MORE Instructional bootcamp I'm forgetting. My first three were the only ones 10 days or more. And I got better results out of the shorter ones!

    Bootcamps are great for jumpstarting, but I think most of us are really, honestly, too busy and have lives that are too full (or too much going on health-wise) to be doing longer bootcamps.

    I would seriously advise no one do more than a 7 day bootcamp, and that only if you are not battling health issues. Everyone else go for 4-5 days. PLEASE take two days COMPLETELY OFF (yes, I'm yelling--nicely!). PBS only.


    Then go with your routine of choice. But be careful to not add too many "target" moves. Rotate them. 10 days target move, 2 days off. 10 days another target move, 2 days off.

    The past year of mentoring for training and becoming a trainer has showed me what Teresa was saying all along--the stronger you get, the more you get out of it, the less you have to do. I held the plie squat 90% of the time. I only did 4 reps 99.9999999% of the time. No singles on Jazz Twist. Splitting TWO up over three classes.

    And I still lost and reshaped, even as a less-to-lose! 2+ inches off of each upper thigh in 6 months--as a less-to-lose! I don't think I lost 2+ inches off up my upper thighs in a YEAR as a more-to-lose!

    So instead of killing yourselves with workouts, think LESS IS MORE (Maybe that should be in our daily reminders?!) and spend the time you would have in longer bootcamps, more moves, more workouts concentrating on focus and intention instead.


    Focus on form+

    Intention on moves=

    GREAT RESULTS!







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  • #2
    Thanks so much for the his info! Today is Day 2 of what I planned to be a 14 day bootcamp. I am the mother of 9 and was wondering how I was going to WO every day for 2 weeks, for an hour a day! So, I think I will start with just a 7 day bootcamp and then go to EOD? I have at least 4 sizes to lose, but would really like to lose 5. Thanks again for the post!

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    • #3
      I have nine as well! I think that sounds like a good plan. Even though you are a more to lose, by not over training, and focusing on your best form for the moves, you will actually get more out of it. I would have to go count up, but I think I've done maybe 7 boot camps over nine years? I honestly haven't done any boot camps in the last 4 years. I got my best results with 4-5 day boot camps, actually! I'm cheering you on!
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      • #4
        Thank you for this! I sometimes see posts about boot camps and feel like a slacker because I am doing really well to EVER get more than 3x/wk workouts. IT's nice to know that you can maintain on two, because it stresses me a lot when I fail to get three. I have this fear of losing it all! I appreciate the reassurance.
        Ronda

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        • #5
          Glad this encouraged you, Ronda!
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          From a 22W to an 8!

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          • #6
            I have been doing More 1 EOD and SATI EOD for 2 months with 1 day off . I am just starting a 4 or 5 day boot camp doing My home to yours then after a day off , I was planning on doing EOD SATI.
            My Workout schedule is My Home Tues SATI Wed My Home Thur SATI Fri MY home Sat Sati Sun 1/2 hour walk
            Do you think this is too much ? ( I am use to doing weights 7 days a week for almost 4 years ! )
            I have health issues
            Thanks

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            • #7
              Hi, gilbert!

              While both of those workouts are safe to do daily, whether it's too much or not depends upon how you feel. Listening to your body is crucial, especially with health issues. On one hand, we need the lymph pumping to help get the gunk out and feel better. But on the other hand, if it's too much--even too much "detoxing"--we can crash and burn. Thankfully it's not like just a little and you're down! But listen to the cues--increasing fatigue, symptoms, brain fog, muscle aches, etc.

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              -:¦:- ((¸¸.·´*

              Master T-Tapp Trainer in Indiana, certified in all workouts!

              From a 22W to an 8!

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              • #8
                Thank You
                Gilbert

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