All the new phases of P90x, Insanity, Biggest Loser, Spartin Training, RushFit...People are flocking to these and just a flabbergasted by these new ways to exercise and they are so intense! I hate to break it too you, these have all been around for a while, it just took some people noticing. These are nothing more than just mixing up your workout with aerobic and anareobic movements, isometric/dynamic tension routines, martial arts, calisthenics, plyometrics.... so yeah anytime you are doing that, results will show (and vary). Even sports athletes are even bragging about these, but athletes are already have to be in shape and they get paid millions to keep in shape so they have a lot more time to be in shape than the normal American. My point will be soon sorted out by the end of these blog.
Kind of like Tae Bo in the late 90s, which I had fun doing, but I already knew that using some martial art techniques are great for fitness. In reality, there are very few overweight martial artists (sure there are some but you may know who that movie star is). And the idea of Crossfit is just blowing the United States out of the water for originality, but it's just mixing up old school ideas with a new face. The idea of functional training (or sometimes in crossfit, who can push more, i can menatlity) has been around forever, hell even before it became big it was considered underground...really?
As Americans, have we just been hit by so many in brand exercise fads that we are just too blind to realize that we already had these exercises in front of us? Sometimes it takes one person (salesperson or the loudest or just the money hungriest) to take advantage of the people and make promises that they will get them in shape guareented? Yeah it may get you in shape but remember also part of getting in shape is no smoking, no drinking, no drugs and most importantly watching what you eat, which these days people have problems with (and even some personal trainers do too). Just remember this, health and fitness should be as important as it was in the early 1900s, but instead of being the biggest, baddest and the loudest, just be you and find that workout that works for you the best and be happy.
I am a personal trainer if you want to discuss topics like this or try out a workout,please contact me and I will find something that will work the best for you.