Mar. 31, 2012
Boot Camp Overland Park – Do You Have a Purpose or are you doing Burpees?
What is your purpose?
I have a purpose in everything I do. If there is no purpose, I don’t do it. Do you go to the grocery store every weekend regardless of whether or not you need groceries? I hope not! If you don’t need groceries, or if the store you go to doesn’t fulfill the purpose of the trip to the grocery store, then what is the purpose? You’ve probably just wasted time and energy on NOT fulfilling your needs.
Well, the same is true of your fitness goals. Do you have a purpose? Are you fulfilling your purpose?
If your answer is NO, why not?
Often times I hear about boot camps that sound a lot like a Physical Education class. If you are trying to fill credit hours, this serves the purpose, BUT if you are trying to lose weight and get into your skinny clothes, this is not the best possible route. These PE classes are busy work. You spend most of your time running around doing UNSTRUCTURED WORK without a PURPOSE. This was great when we were in school, the purpose was to give the students physical activity and to run off some energy, worked great! Served the purpose!
These PE classes burn a ton of calories while you are working out, then your body goes into a CATABOLIC state. So you actually burn fewer calories at rest after working out because your body is trying to make up for the extreme workout. The human body is an amazing machine, it adapts to every single thing we do. When you eat less, and exercise more, your body starts slowing things down to make up for the deficit.
Doing endless amounts of cardio pushes your resting metabolic rate lower and lower.
This is why there is a HUGE misconception here, CARDIO IS NOT, NOT the solution to weight loss. It never has been and never will be!
You see, there is a science to working out. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great that people are moving, but wouldn’t you rather invest your time WISELY and burn more calories at rest too?? Maybe when you’re are doing all the things you enjoy?
This is the very reason resistance training IS THE SOLUTION to weight loss. Invest your time wisely, tell your body that you NEED the muscle that it is currently carrying and more!
Don’t freak out on me, you are not going to get HUGE (If that was the case I would look like Arnold, but I don’t because you don’t just stumble upon that physique).
So if you find yourself doing burpees, walking on a treadmill, running around, doing TIMED exercises, etc…
PLEASE stop and ask yourself, what is my purpose? I would bet if your purpose is to lose weight and get in better shape, you are not spending your time wisely!
Have A Great Day!