By Ricardo Mendez I Staff Writer
With commitment there are many workout trends that guarantee results in 90 days or less.
“It depends on the person but I would definitely recommend workout plans to people,” said junior Eloy Carlin.
Nowadays people are skipping the gyms and sweating it out in their living rooms.
These new trends include P-90X, Insanity, CrossFit, 90-Day Ab Challenge and obstacle course race training.
“By 2013 more than three million people had run an obstacle run race,” according to journalist Erin Beresini’s book “Off Course: Inside the Mad, Muddy World of Obstacle Course Racing.”
This trend is becoming nationwide with events like Camp Rhino, Epic Hybrid Training and UXF Civilian Military Combine (CMC) providing some of the many programs designed for training.
These outdoor courses include weights and rigorous obstacles.
Some gyms are now offering classes to train members for these kind of events.
A high intensity interval drill is P-90X.
“It was painful, I thought it was going to be easier, it turned out more difficult than I thought it was going to be,” said junior Herman Ruiz.
This hardship includes intense eruption of exercises with short breaks.
Participants rest on day seven but the program still requires some sort of movement.
With commitment the program guarantees that you will get “ripped” in 90 days.
One of the newest trends is CrossFit.
CrossFit’s aim is to “forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness,” according to crossfit.com.
This lifestyle starts out with fundamental training which includes different squats like air, front and overhead usually done with a medicine ball.
These basic training methods are to perfect weight lifting forms for entrance into the regular program done with weights.
The regular program includes Olympic lifting exercises such as power cleans, snatches and jerks.
These exercises require you to use your whole body to make the lifting process easier.
It’s a time-based group fitness class where everybody pushes each other and where together everybody suffers, according to Megan May, head trainer at Reebok CrossFit Fifth Avenue.
Insanity is a body workout that requires no gym or exercise equipment.
Some people are “crazy enough to actually enjoy doing the world’s most insanely tough workout,” stated fitness trainer Shaun Thompson.
This program is 60 days of high intensity aerobic and resistance training that targets the core, glutes, arms and back.
“I would definitely recommend it to others, to lose weight and get fit,” said Carlin.
The 90-Day Ab Challenge is another workout that can be done in your living room or any other space you feel comfortable in.
The workout is three times a week with a total of 700 reps a week including crunches, ab scissors, double knee jumps and standing side bends.
The workout is not as intense because you rest every other day.
Summer is coming up and we want to look good in whatever we wear.
Looking good does not always come easy, but we can do anything we set our minds to.