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08-21-2017, 08:23 AM
 
I have just finished watching a documentary on the boot camp system for young offenders. Of course it involved lots of push ups and running and obstacle courses.

However whatever you may think of boot camps the simple fact remains that at the end of 16 weeks these young men were in phenomenal shape.

Of course they had no access to drugs,alcohol etc but 2 simple exercises that are basic produced a total transformation.

Some of them looked really ripped and they did it with running and push ups!
 
 
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08-21-2017, 05:57 PM
 
The boot camp concept can really work quite well and knock people into shape and good condition. For most people though sooner or later they have to return to their real world environment and that is where the problem comes into play.

If they haven't changed their emotions and psychological progamming as soon as return to a real world environment then the old emotions and psychological conditioning kick back in

In order to change, really change,you have to change the way that you think and eliminate the old psychological triggers or you will return to the old patterns of behavior once you leave the controlled boot camp environment.
 
 
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Hello Friends,

The boot camp concept can be very good. Even exceptional.

BUT---I have known men that were so put off on exercise because of their experience in military bootcamp that they hated exercise from that point on and have even said so.

My Uncle Robert Smith was an exception. He was my mom's brother and a Charles Atlas student from age 12 and at age 19 in 1942 he would intentionally foul up so that the DI would have him perform a set of 50 push-ups for each infraction. That was how my uncle got in 500 push-ups every day.

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In making life changes a lot of it has too do with psychology. In military training and in sports and even in gym classes pushups are used as punishment and as a result create a negative psychological image.. Isometrics are just he opposite and have a positive image and almost a mystique about them.

Application and results are more important than knowledge. Don't be like the fat old lady with the collection of diet books.
 
 
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Hello Friends,

The boot camp concept can be very good. Even exceptional.

BUT---I have known men that were so put off on exercise because of their experience in military bootcamp that they hated exercise from that point on and have even said so.
This is 100 percent accurate. I know so many people that were in the military that just flat out do not continue the same regiment that they followed when they were in basic training. There are exceptions but if you look at alot of Veterans they are for the large most part out of shape.
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