Drenched Huntsville Article A few highlights from the article if you don't have time to read it right now: -The race ends with a 100 foot Slip 'N Slide -Awesome quote from the race organizer "This isn't a competitive run or a race by any means. Come out to be a kid again and not take yourself too seriously." -The race benefits United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Huntsville & Tennessee Valley, Inc. -The price goes up tomorrow (August 22) but you can use coupon code DRENCHKIDS to get $10 off. Join a team to get another $5 off. (We have a team Adventure Boot Camp if you are looking for one) -Packet pick-up is a pool party at the Huntsville Marriot 1 - 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Huntsville Marriott, and the run's finish line features a water balloon fight. -You can register for the race HERE Also, you get a free boot camp class from Huntsville Adventure Boot Camp! They asked us to do a boot camp class from 8-845am the day of the race to get people "extra sweaty". We feel ready for that task, so I hope you can join us!
We all want 'em. You know it and I know it.
If a genie popped out of a bottle right now and granted you three physique improvement wishes you would probably say something like: 1. Flat stomach or six-pack abs 2. Tight and toned arms 3. A GREAT butt! CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR SPOT
People that get the most out of their workouts are enthusiastic; they actually want to be there! Excuses don’t apply to them. Why are you working out? Find a compelling reason that will drag you back into the fight when things get tough. 2. Have a game plan Have you ever gone into a gym and found that you wandered around, puttering from machine to machine? Stop wasting your time! Always come with a plan of action for when you get to your workout. Either get a trainer or get an effective workout program on paper/in your phone for you to follow. That will prevent you from skipping out on those hard exercises, keep you from wandering around with a blank stare like most guys in Victoria’s Secret, and will maximize the time you spend in the gym. 3. Use proper nutrition You can’t outrun your mouth. The oldest mistake around is assuming what you do during your workout gives you free will to eat whatever you want. You absolutely HAVE to eat properly to get results. Nutrition is even more crucial for females because they don’t carry as much calorie burning lean muscle mass. Your workout is one hour a day, what you do in the other 23 hours will determine your success. 4. Always use proper form Form is everything when it comes to exercise. Always know what muscles you are supposed to be working, so you can concentrate on using them the whole time as opposed to just trying to go through a movement. Proper from leads to fewer injuries and better results. 5. Keep showing up Consistency is the key. You have to make exercise and nutrition a habit and a part of your everyday routine. Working out really hard for one month and then taking the next month off will not get the job done. 6. Be well rounded Your body is used to that strict routine of 100 Thighmaster squeezes, 12 minutes on your Shake Weights, and 10 minutes on your machine that you strap the belt around your waist and it shakes the pounds off. You have to change it up because variety is vital. The body can adapt really quick, so change your program at least once every six weeks. Your body needs strength, cardiovascular, and flexibility training. Make sure your program incorporates all three. 7. Bring the intensity Take a look at someone’s body you admire and want to look like. Chances are they work extremely hard to look like that. Going through the motions and having an “I don’t like to sweat” attitude will not get you the results you want. You’re stronger than you think, don’t be scared of a little hard work!
Facebook Event page to help us prepare for how many will be there. Plus we will be providing more details on that page as a way to keep you informed. Please e-mail info@HuntsvilleBootCamp.com for more information.
I am a big believer in having a future event to motivate myself when I'm training. It always helps me to know that if I don't get ready, I am in for a rough time. In that spirit, I wanted to pass on a few unique races in the Huntsville area that might interest you.
August 24, 2013
You don't have a ton of time to train, but since we are the official boot camp of this race I wanted to pass it on. We will be doing a free boot camp right before the race to "get people extra sweaty". That's what they asked for.
The race does sound pretty awesome. Past races have included along the course: misting tunnels, sprinkler zones, foam and bubbles, spectator "sniper zones" and fire hose zones manned by real firefighters. Then there is a party afterwards with a massive water balloon fight.
If you are looking to join a team we would love to have you on ours. When you go to register, select that you would like to be on a team, and look for Adventure Boot Camp.
October 5, 2013
This is a rare night time race, so that is unique on its own. As part of your race packet, you are given "glow supplies" you are encouraged to wear during the race. There will be music playing, UV light glow zones along the way, and it is my professional prediction that there will be several crazy people acting a fool along the way. If you're into people watching, might be a good race for you. This race also has an after party, that they claim is the best part of the race.
September 28, 2013
This race is at the Marshall Space Flight Center and the idea is to "race" the International Space Station. It takes the ISS 91 minutes and 12 seconds to orbit the Earth, so you have that amount of time to run 1.95 miles, bike 14.3 miles, and run another 1.95 miles. You do not have to have Arsenal privileges to participate.
October 9, 2013
This race involves trail running (anywhere from 2-5 miles), mountain biking (3-10 miles), and canoeing (1-3 miles) as the bulk of the race. But it also involves orienteering, climbing, and mystery challenges along the way.
If I left any unique races in the area out, let me know!
30 Day Transformation with Isagenix post. Not going to lie, pretty nerve racking putting my before and after paleness on display for the internet. Not something I would normally do, but I really believe in this plan and wanted others to know about it. A lot of you had questions and concerns as well, so I thought I would address a few of the most common ones. But can't I reach my goals by eating right? Absolutely you can! Real food is always best whether you are trying to increase performance or lose weight. If that is working for you, keep that up. If you are struggling, it might be time to explore different options. This sounds too good to be true. What's the catch? This is not some sort of magic pill. The basic premise is to combine eating a low glycemic index diet with healthy shakes, vitamins, and nutrients. It did not make me stronger because I sat on the couch and drank shake. It did give me more energy, more stamina, and allowed me to recover from intense workouts and be fresh for the next workout. On the weight loss side of the coin, it is basically calorie reduction. The huge difference is, you are reducing calories but still providing your body with all the vitamins and nutrients it needs. You will be amazed at how your body will feel, how much better it performs, and how much easier fat loss if when you are properly fueling it. I'm a little concerned about the price. To be honest, I was as well. I chose to do the "Sign up and Save" option where you can get the products at wholesale prices as well as the chance to earn free products. Everything has a 100% money back guarantee, so I figured I would either get results or get my money back. I also broke down how much I spend on food for a month. I learned that I am expensive to feed! Sorry mom and dad, I'm sure when I moved out you had all sorts of money you didn't know you had. I was paying more for groceries and meals than I was for a 30 day plan. Try adding up how much you spend on food, especially if you eat out. If you've never done that, it is an eye opening experience. $10 lunches add up pretty quick. What kind of meals do I eat on this plan? You eat 400-600 calorie low glycemic meals. An example of a low glycemic meal within that calorie range would be: one egg, cup of steel cut oats, 1/4 cup of almonds, 2 cups of vegetables (tomatoes, onions, and peppers if you wanted to make an omelet), and an apple. You use a guide that you select one of each of the following from: protein, starchy carb, healthy fat, vegetable, and an optional calorie source. Very balanced meals that help you stay fuller longer. Which plan should I choose? If you are looking to lose body fat, increase performance, and/or you have been active and can't break through a plateau, I recommend the 30 day plan with Isalean Pro. If you are looking to lose weight, lose inches, and gain energy I recommend the 30 day cleansing and fat burning system. Was there something I didn't answer for you? Feel free to e-mail me at info@HuntsvilleBootCamp.com
I mentioned in Wednesdays post that I had just completed a 30 day program and had been blown away by the results. Today I want to share with you what I experienced, as well as the results my dad has seen so far.
As embarrassing as it may be, here are my before and after pictures.
I need to apologize for three things right off the bat with these pictures.
1. They are selfies
2. I'm a terrible picture taker
3. My serious farmer tan (ever seen a really tan red headed guy? If so, he's a fraud!)
I had heard about this 30 day plan from Isagenix years ago, but didn't pay it much attention. I figured that because 90% of my meals were made from lean proteins, vegetables, fruits, and nuts with plenty of water throughout the day I was good to go. I was also taking krill oil in the morning and protein shakes for after my workouts.
I was doing pretty well. Eating good, exercising 6 days a week, and feeling petty darn good.
Something was missing.
I'm like anybody else and I have that area of my body I'm not happy with. The age old question kept arising.
"Is it too much for a pale guy to have six pack abs?"
FYI-There are about as many pale guys with 6 packs as there are tan red heads.
Before getting started with the plan I set a few goals I wanted to reach. Lose body fat, not lose a bunch of weight lose inches off my waist, and get stronger in the deadlift as well as the floor press. I was able to accomplish all those goals.
Body fat- 13.5%-9% (measured by calipers)
Waist- 36 to 34
Floor press (like a bench press)-295-305lbs
Bonus- Mile time went from 6:32 to 5:56 without specifically training for it.
I was so thrilled with the results I got my dad a 30 plan for Father's Day. His plan is geared more towards weight loss, while mine was for fat loss and performance. My dad has not been able to exercise like he would like to due to recent knee replacement and back surgery, so he was needing to shed some weight for many reasons.
After 2 weeks, he is now down 25 pounds and counting. But more importantly, his blood sugar has dropped 73 points. I'm really proud of him and so glad he is on his way to getting his health back.
If you are looking to drop body fat and increase your performance, I highly recommend the 30 day plan with Isalean Pro I use. It's the best results I have ever seen in 30 days.
If you would like to make that scale go down and stay down, try the 30 day cleansing and fat burning system that my dad has been on.
If you are doing all the right things but not getting there, give this a try. This could be the way you finally get the results you deserve.
I just got back from a mission trip to Nicaragua. We went there to build a house, but I had a special, secret mission I was on. http://youtu.be/uaelAsG7FIw
Those kids were awesome :)There is nothing quite like the feeling you get from helping others. I really appreciate you reading my blog. By supporting me, you help provide the resources and opportunity to reach others.