i am in pretty good shape, but herniated a disc (l4-l5) almost 2 years ago. would the boot camp be a bad idea for me? i go to the gym regularly but would like a new challange. let me know. thx. Gordon Pfeil
gordon p. asked on Dec 24, 2011
Hi Gordon, Boot Camp Training is more intense than a typical gym workout which is one of the reasons why noticeable results can be achieved in weeks vs months. Most Boot Camp exercises can be tailored to your fitness level even if you have had herniated disc issues in the past. However, there are certain movements that you should avoid (flexion and rotation at the same time) i.e. you would never want to bend forward at the waist and twist at the same time! The fact that you are in good shape & have been working out regularly without issue (correct?) would indicate that Boot Camp should be suitable, if you avoided certain exercises. Our Trainer would simply give you an alternate exercise to perform to replace the maybe one exercise in the Boot Camp that you shouldn't perform. Since we have three Boot Camp Trainers, you would need to tell each of them your limitation before the session. Also, we recommend that you warm up and stretch before Boot Camp. We have a specific pre-Boot Camp protocol that our Members with disc issues have found beneficial. If you are looking for a new challenge and get great results FAST, Boot Camp is for you! BTW, we would need you to obtain medical clearance before your first Boot Camp. Please let me know what you decide.
Donald L. from Merchant replied on Dec 24, 2011