1. BENDING INSTEAD OF SQUATTING DOWN WHEN DOING GRUNTS.
2. COMPROMISING ON FORMS FOR SPEED.
Hey.. Compromising on forms can and do lead to various injuries. Speed is important once you are in Delta but before pressing for speed, we must first ensure our forms are perfect.
3. DOING A BACK TO BACK SESSION
Yes... Some of us miscalculated the level of our newly found energy. More often, most newbies (to COBC) would feel hyper-energetic after the second week and they would began to attend Bootcamp everyday and even do a back-to-back session. Unless you are a season athlete, we do not recommend for you to do a back to back but instead, to workout at COBC three times a week on alternate days as suggested. This is to allow your body to have sufficient time to rest & recover.
5. STANDING UP AND NOT JUMPING WHEN DOING GRUNTS. When jumping, recruit should land squatting and not standing up.
Yes, understood Grunts is a killer but if we must paused or be rested, it should be at the squatting-down position. Always jump and squat straight down to complete 1 repetition.
6. Not BEING ABLE TO WALK OUT OF BOOTCAMP is a figure of speech but literally it means, if you find it tough and hard to complete the 1 hour session, its only then that you have had a good workout. Anyone from any fitness level, no matter how new or how senior an athlete you are, if you can comfortably walk out after the session, it means you did not give your best effort (Maybe "stalling"!!) and did not do your best while training.
Maslina Ahmad Ismail, COBC 2012 8-Week Challenge Semi-Finalist.
If you can avoid this 6 most common mistakes, you can then avoid burning out, being plateau and avoid unnecessary injury. You can also enjoy your workout better and gain long term improvement. HOOYAH!!