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    Quote Originally Posted by Presser View Post
    Wife and I both have our ISSA cert. Around here it's one of the few acceptable training certa but we never did anything with it we just got certified to do something together I guess lol but it's a decent Cert bro!

    And glad u lime it here and yeah it does have a family feel to the community and I'm glad that shows through to others!
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    I was overwhelmed trying to pick which certification to get. I'm glad in the end I went with ISSA. The price was alright, the material decent (I liked that the first textbook I recieved was written by Fred Hatfield aka Dr. Squat) and hearing stuff like what you just said makes me feel better about my decision. My full time job is Construction Project Management, so I don't think I'll be doing PT exactly, but I like training people that are willing to do the work and had great results with friends in the past, so hopefully this bootcamp-ish idea pans out and can fill a niche for local people who want a PT but either can't afford to go multiple times a week or don't have the time. Crossing my fingers, since I can really use the added cash right now (the IRS is my mortal enemy lol although they've been decent to me lately). Any input anyone has on this idea is greatly appreciated; most of you guys have a lot of experience (not calling anyone old lol) and a different viewpoint, so feel free to give me your opinions. Same goes for the blog if you have any input in using it as a subtle advertising route for these classes.
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    So where are you going to run ur bootcamp training? like a free park or something? I know a couple of guys who did this every saturday and they were very succesful at it, i think it was like $25 dollars a head and 10-20 people would show up and he would kick their asses and run through the park then they would get into line on their mats and do crazy shit, it was a good idea and not sureif he still does it but u can make some nice change doing it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Presser View Post
    So where are you going to run ur bootcamp training? like a free park or something? I know a couple of guys who did this every saturday and they were very succesful at it, i think it was like $25 dollars a head and 10-20 people would show up and he would kick their asses and run through the park then they would get into line on their mats and do crazy shit, it was a good idea and not sureif he still does it but u can make some nice change doing it
    That's exactly what I'm thinking; there's a ton of free parks and places that would work well around here. That's really encouraging to hear, thanks! I plan on using a modified strongman/crossfit-ish workout with some cheaper and transportable implements, stuff that is either free or cheap (I can't encourage anything resembling jogging, it goes against everything I believe in lol). Since I'm a decent welder, the options are opened up some. I also want to people to walk away with better form on the exercises I feel are important like squatting and it's variations. deadlifting, OH pressing etc... I'm thinking class size 4-8 people ... small enough to give some individual attention and I'll run more than one session as demand rises or increase class size if I can do it without loosing anything. It needs to target women too, so I'm not talking super heavy weights. I also want to dedicate some time each camp to working on compound exercise form. I figure that's easy enough to do with the Olympic set I have (the slosh pipes aren't ideal for that since it's not a good idea to add instability to a movement you're trying to improve). Here's a list of implements I think I can use for this and would be easy to transport, although simple hill sprints can be brutal for conditioning and hypertrophy, so I'll use stuff like that too:

    • Tires (free)
    • Kegs with different weights
    • Slosh pipes (made from 2-6" PVC, 6-9' long, capped on ends filled 3/4 with water. Feels a lot heavier than it is)
    • Some kettle bells (have some, would need to spend some $ for more)
    • sled (welded myself)
    • If I don't find the right park that works for my needs with a gymnasium set for pull ups I may weld up an easy to assemble simple pull up bar set up with legs.
    • TRX straps/Rings to use with pull up bars and sled. I only have a couple sets now but I think I can make some adjustable rings pretty easy.
    • bands
    • heavy ropes

    I don't know for sure what I want to use to start, I'll hold off on most implements for a bit until I'm rolling with it, but I figure all that stuff would be relatively easy to lug to a park. The sled with some straps/rings, kegs, some tires, that stuff I really like, the rest I'm just debating. Maybe some aren't as realistic but it's more of a brainstorm list now.



    It's not like I really need much in the way of equipment, but I'd like to be able to offer some variety and keep it interesting without unnecessarily complicating this thing for myself. Any other ideas for implements to lend some variety to the workouts?
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    your idea is a little more then what I have seen the others guys do, they just had simple light dumbells and he had them all do an intense routine kind of standing in place in front of their mats, No tires or anyting like that, but hey if u think it could work then by all means roll with it brutha, I wish you the best of luck
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    Thanks man. There's merit to what you're saying in that while I like the concept I need to start it as simple and basic as possible to meet the necessary requirements and adapt and grow from there .. like most things in life I guess including lifting. I'm a lifting philosopher now lol
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    I should mention this is something I do in better weather now sometimes by myself, lugging some weights to a field and doing a basic workout and sprints or sandbag carries or whatever for gpp and I love it.
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