Friday, August 12, 2016

10 Things You Only Understand If You Do Boot Camp


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By Rachel Lapidos for Well+Good

Yogis have their community of spiritual gangsters, boxers relate with each other over their jab-cross-hook combos, and runners all know what hitting the wall feels like. Hey HIIT class addicts and boot camp fanatics, what about you?

Maybe you mistake random objects for kettlebells. Or find yourself randomly breaking out into a series of jump squats. But if your favorite workout is a heart-pumping full-body burn, you're going to notice some recurring themes.

We brainstormed with Chad McDonald, founder of SOLACE New York in New York City, to come up with the things you learn when you spend your time planking, leg-lifting, and burpee-ing with the best of them.

Read on for 10 things you'll only understand if you do boot camp workouts on the reg.

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1. "One More Rep" Never Means One More

That's always a lie.


2. The Happier The Instructor, The Harder The Workout

That peppy persona is just a facade--you know they're about to slaughter you with seemingly impossible fitness commands.

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3. You Could Lose Friends By Taking Them To A Workout

Because you're the reason they can't move the next day (and sometimes the day after that).


4. The Day After A Leg-Burning Workout You Basically Crawl Everywhere

Walking upright is just not an option.

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