Can anybody do these workouts?
I designed this program with everybody in mind. I run 7 boot camp workouts a day in my gym and see a lot of people of all different levels come through my workouts. These workouts are not only for people in elite shape. However, people in elite shape will be challenged by my workouts and this will get them in better shape. So the answer is that MOST everybody will be able to perform these workouts. They are designed for everybody to get a great workout. As with any exercise program, make sure you check with your doctor to see if you should be working out.
Who is Sean Davis and why should I listen to you?
I am a normal guy who went from 270lbs of fat to 207lbs of muscle using a super intense style of workouts. I had high blood pressure and high cholesterol at age 36 and decided to make a change. I was a former athlete and had messed around with kickboxing in my past. I was in the best shape of my life while working out like an athlete. I decided to make up a routine at home that would get me in that kind of athlete shape. I could barely do 10 minutes at first. I kept pushing through adding more time and keeping the workout super intense. My body started changing dramatically. I lost 40 lbs in three months. My cholesterol and my high blood pressure became normal. I opened up a Boot Camp gym in Denver that quickly became crowded with members filling up 7 boot camp workouts per day. People were blown away by the workouts. I am a certified trainer, but I am more than that. I have an uncanny ability to make smoking hard workouts that get you in a level of fitness few ever get to. Try my workouts. You will know.
See my before and after pics:
You may get real sore for the first week or so. Keep doing the workouts and work through it. Modify the workouts so that you can finish it. After a week or two, you are not as sore! I reiterate, work through the soreness!
What if the workouts are too hard at first?
You can modify our workouts to get through them if they are too tough at first. We know these are intense and you may need to build up to the full workout. You can modify by cutting the number of reps in half to get through the workout. Take more breaks your first couple times. Stop if you feel dizzy, light headed or nauseas!
What tempo should I workout at?
Our workouts are designed to be super intense and fairly brief (45 minutes or less). The biggest factor is your effort in the workouts. You should push yourself with maximum effort. Get to a point where you are breathing hard, sweating profusely, and your muscles are burning. The workouts are designed to be more of a sprint than a jog. Meaning…push your self hard! You should never say that one of our workouts was easy. Go faster, get more explosive and work through your fatigue! Push your limits! If you tell me that you went super intense in a workout for over an hour, guess what? You didn’t go super intense! The intensity has to be unsustainable.
What about stretching?
Do your static stretching at the end of the workout, please feel free to do so on your own.
Are these intense workouts dangerous?
We are doing movements the human body was designed to do. Squatting, pushing up off the ground, and lunging are normal human movements. Obviously, an overweight individual may have to modify some movements until they are able to handle it. But these workouts are not dangerous. What’s dangerous is the world’s obesity epidemic.
What is your training philosophy?
Our training philosophy is fueled by intensity and focused on the full body. It requires a constant output of power and stamina. The body functions as a unit and should be trained that way, as a unit. (not in sections like bodybuilding) You do not need machines like at a health club, your body is a machine. Don’t move a machine, move your body. Changing the body dramatically requires unsustainable intensity. Therefore, we train the full body unit and with extreme intensity.
Can I lose X amount of weight in a month?
This is not a magic program. But it works. We will get you in super condition if you let us. That requires you to give maximum effort, do the workouts up consistently, follow the nutrition program and give it time. You will not go from obese to lean in a month, but you may in six months or a year! The program works if YOU work it. We set up the system, YOU HAVE TO WORK!!!! It worked for me and countless numbers of my clients.
How many times a week can I do the workouts?
I recommend 4-6 times a week. Some people get worried that they are doing too many full body workouts 5 times a week and that they need to rest in between. Look at athletes who play sports (full body, intense activity) 5 days a week. Are they overtraining and needing to rest every other day? No, they are just in super good shape. The kind of shape most people want to get in. Be like the athletes, workout regularly with intensity.
How long should I continue this workout program?
That’s the beauty of this thing. You will never outgrow this program. They are set up so that they will always be a challenge, they will always be hard. You never arrive. You get in way better shape. That is for sure. But you can always go faster, jump higher and add more weight to keep up the intensity. Also, the workout is different every day. This keeps your body guessing and keeps you excited to see what will come next! You will not be bored! Many people become addicted!
What’s a Tabata?
For twenty seconds do as many reps of the assigned exercise as you can – then rest 10 seconds.
Repeat this seven more times for a total of 8 intervals, 4 minutes total exercise.
What about all the equipment at health clubs? Why do they recommend using equipment?
Let’s be real. The health club model isn’t getting society in better shape. Since the invention of health clubs, society has not gotten in better shape and healthier. It’s done the opposite. Obesity is an epidemic. Think about what the health club offers, a space with a bunch of equipment. That’s all it is. They sell you a membership to this equipment. Now imagine if you realize that the equipment does not get you in better shape. That you realize that sitting in a machine and moving a machine a few inches is far inferior to using your body as a machine and moving your body. The health club now has nothing to offer. So they need you to think that you need machines, because that’s all they got. And what they got is inferior. The game is changing. Look at the athletes who are in the best shape. Boxers, sprinters, wrestlers and other athletes. How do they get so lean and yet stay powerful? They move their bodies with intensity and so will you!
Here is my advice
Try the workouts. You will instantly know why I am so good at what I do. Just feeling the workouts will answer a lot of questions, put to rest any doubt, and help you understand how effective this program will be. Enough of the thinking. Do the workouts!