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“Make ‘Murica great again”

Politics today Probably gonna cause some serious butthurt Make sure you can locate the “this hurt my feelings” button Go ahead. Click it now. If Sarge’s commentary crushes your butterfly wings, click SUPER hard. Promise I’ll shed tears So, onto Trump Sarge, frankly, is fascinated with Trump Would I vote for him? Maybe. I really…

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no burpee battle plan survives contact with the enemy

No plan survives first contact with the enemy

Our mission: 100 daily burpees From Jan 1 to Burpee Bowl Sunday, February 7th That’s the plan, at least However, some of you got to the party late. That’s ok Just get started NOW.  There’s still plenty of time to get your burpee domination on. Some of you are dealing with injuries. That’s ok too…

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abs

Drink this magic smoothie to get the boy-band abs of your dreams

  I’ve been receiving a truck load of emails trying to sell me body improvement crap Bet you do too ‘Specially round the new year One fella’s repeatedly attemped selling a “red” smoothie that some fat chic in Alabama drank to lose 80 lbs. Maybe in her wildest boy band dreams Then there’s the pill…

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Obama gun grabbing liberal come and take these guns

Come and take THESE guns OBAMA!

Another day, another government attempt to grab our guns Look, it’s a scientific fact that ‘Muricans with big guns are far more healthier, tougher, and better looking than their un-armed counterparts So of course I worry when Obama says he’s gonna take my guns away Makes me wonder how they’re gonna do it Ban barbell…

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New years resolutions for dummies

No surprise here But, if you have a new years resolution for 2016, most likely you will FAIL to achieve it. Don’t blame me. It’s science According to statistics, 88% of folks who set a new years resolution fail My bet is because people don’t know HOW to set a goal. It is Sarge’s humble,…

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Happy New You! Turn your body into a muscular lean machine by February 7th 2016!

Let’s kick off the new year with another BURPEE BOWL. Won’t that be fun!? Yes!! Burpees are the ultimate strength building AND fat busting exercise. It should be a law that every man, woman, and child must do burpees to qualify for citizenship. YES burpees are THAT awesome. For the burpee bowl, all participants perform…

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Join this Detroit area boot camp class Thanksgiving morning so you can eat ANYTHING you want this year – guilt free!

Did you know there is a way to consume ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you want for Thanksgiving 2015 and not gain a single ounce of fat or inch of waistline? It’s hard to believe, but true… Slaughter Boot Camp “Turkey Day” Training Burns 2000 (or more) calories. So you can eat ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you want –…

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We’re cleaning house!

October 2015 – it’s about time to bring this blog up to date…. please excuse the mess. Always check Facebook for latest updates and schedule Tentative schedule for fall 2015 is Tuesday and Thursday 5:15AM and Tuesday 6:30PM.  But ALWAYS check Facebook for latest updates.

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Would you like to join us for burpees?

So I got a crazy idea I was inspired by this TED talk from Joe DeSena (the Spartan race founder) Joe’s famous for performing numerous inhuman burpee feats.  One day he performed 4000 burpees as part of a challenge. In the video he describes why he believes burpees are the ultimate human exercise. Sarge agrees…

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Thanksgiving Day 2014 Boot Camp

Detroit Area Bootcamp Burns up to 2500 Calories Thanksgiving Morning No dieting. Eat anything you want Thanksgiving day because you’re gonna earn it! Join Detroit’s Slaughter Boot Camp for its 4th annual Turkey Day Training. You could burn 2500 or more calories Thanksgiving morning. Then you can eat anything and everything you want guilt free without gaining…

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I may not have long to live

I think I poisoned myself at lunch I usually douse my spinach with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. But I forgot salad dressing at home. Pretty much SOL Figured it wouldn’t kill me if I bought a single serving packet of Hellmans Ranch dressing from the cafe. But that was a fatal mistake Turns out,…

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2014 Boot camp class season has begun

  Check out the boot camp class schedule here:

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Thanksgiving Day Boot Camp 2013

Thanksgiving Day Boot Camp! Join Slaughter Boot Camp for its 3rd annual Thanksgiving Day boot camp class. Burn 2000+ calories in 2 hours. Check out the video below to see a flavor of the physical pain and torture Slaughter Boot Camp has in store for you Thanksgiving Day 2013: Instead of “holding back” at the…

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You can lead a recruit to the Slaughter but you can’t make ’em do push ups

Handful of green recruits showed up last night Gotta give any new recruit credit The Slaughter can be intimidating.  Sarge believes it’s the toughest physical training in the Detroit area.  My bet is you’d have to join the real military – like the Rangers or the SEALS – to get a tougher workout. Many folks…

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The next race challenge for you animals

The Detroit area’s toughest adventure race approaches Save the date! June 15th is the first (of three) Muddy Watters trail races for 2013. It’s Sarge’s FAVORITE A true battle at Bloomer Park in Rochester Hills The hellish race is a combination of trails, river, swamp, and mud running with a bunch of boot camp exercises…

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How to burn 1534 calories in 60 minutes

This could be the fastest way ever to burn calories You want numbers? I got numbers for you… In last Tuesdays Slaughter boot camp workout, one man burned 1534 calories in 60 minutes! Didn’t I tell you? Slaughter boot camp is the toughest training in the world! Ok, ok I don’t know about the WHOLE…

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Muscle building advice from an old pissed off navy man

Muscle Building Secret From the Toughest Guy My Grandpa Ever Met A recruit asks Sarge: “How many days a week should I train? For example, pull-ups.  Whats the most days a week I should practice?” Good question. Because there’s conflicting advice out there Sarge puts it to bed this week. According to legend, you shouldn’t…

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Do boot camp workouts build enough muscle?

Do boot camp workouts build enough muscle? A reader passes an article to Sarge It’s a Q&A Men’s Fatness Magazine question of the day: “Are Bootcamp Workouts Effective for Building Muscle?” The gist of the question is whether it’s possible to pack on massive muscle by performing high intensity boot camp style workouts. Workouts like…

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When the going gets tough, the tough add more reps

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Add More Reps! Something to ponder. What makes a Slaughter Boot Camp recruit tough? Is it low body fat and six-pack boy band (or bikini model) abs? HECK no. Hardly. What about speed? Does running an 18 minute 5k make a recruit tough? Nope. Not it either. How…

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3 Common Toxins Keeping Your Body FAT

Avoid These Three Toxins That Keep Your Body Fat! Check this out Just read an informative new report by Dr. Charles (He’s a new online goo roo) The Doc released a new report detailing a laundry list of toxins you’re exposed to all the time. Yes, YOU! No avoiding these nasty’s. Even Sarge is peppered…

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Try taking THESE guns, Obama!

Don’t even think about taking these big guns, Obama! Sarge has a few choice words for OBAMA… “Hands OFF my guns” Enough already. The commander-in-thief has already hijacked our health care Then he took even MORE of our money. Did you happen to notice the extra bite missing from your last paycheck? Courtesy of oBAMa.…

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“We Laugh At Your Nude Image”

TSA: “We Laugh At Your Nude Image” You know those airport naked body scanners? Hate walking through them? You have a good reason. A former Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) employee makes a bombshell revelation He says the goons-in-blue frequently laugh at passengers’ naked images. His own words: “I witnessed sexual play among officers… and a…

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The Joke About Joining Planet FAT Gyms

Read This Before You Join a Planet FAT Gym Funny thing I’ve witnessed this for a dozen years (At least) Health clubs are PACKED during the first few weeks of the new year. Sarge supposes it’s New year’s resolutions. Same story every year Wannabe’s commit to losing their belly Sign up for a health club…

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Santas CrAzY 2013 fat loss plan

Santas Crazy 2013 fat loss plan Ho, Ho, Ho! Watched the movie Elf last night The one where Will Ferrell plays Buddy the Elf – a human boy raised by Elves at the North Pole. What a hilarious, heartwarming movie At least, that’s what Mrs. Sarge says Sarge has no heart. Nothing to warm (But…

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Mayans predict the end of… Slaughter Boot Camp!?

The Mayans Could Have Predicted the Final Cataclysmic Slaughter Boot Camp! Predictions are difficult Especially about the future Take the Mayans. Supposedly they predicted the world’s gonna end in calamity on December 21. Only 7 days from now Whoa. Just realized this. I bet that’s why so many of you have been slackin’ My recruit’s…

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Zero Butt-Crack Thirty

What’s this Zero Dark Thirty mean? So there’s this new movie I heard about Hits theaters December 19th Called “Zero Dark Thirty” It’s about the Pentagon hunting down the world’s most wanted boogey man – Osama Bin Laden.  Featuring all sorts of cool military stuff like guns, armored vehicles, and helicopters.  Soldiers busting down doors,…

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Yesterdays Grandpa Workout

Yesterdays Grandpa Workout Unleashed a new drill on the recruits last night The Grand Daddy of tire pushes. Goes like this: Burpees Tire presse Tire pushes Long jumps Sprint More burpees Another sprint More long jumps Another tire push More tire presses Burpees again One LONG, continuous, grueling drill Shouldn’t have called it the “Grand…

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No more gettin’ your Twinkie and Ding Dong on

Hostess Bankruptcy: No more getting your Ding Dong and Twinkie on! Sad news sweets lovers The Hostess factory? Kaput! A labor dispute between the union and Hostess crippled the company.  They’re now bankrupt No more delicious, diet busting, zombie apocalypse surviving pastries! Legend says Twinkies never go bad So why an expiration date? I suppose…

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Tough Mudder Training: How to finish at the top

Tough Mudder Training Tough Mudder holds the crown as the toughest event on the planet It’s sort of like a half marathon From hell There’s 12 miles+ of running PLUS obstacles Nutty ones, at that Like the “Arctic Enema” “Electroshock Therapy” “Fire Walker” And the “Braveheart Charge” (I swear they stole that idea from Detroit’s…

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Morning Class Canceled 10/30/12

Morning Class Canceled 10/30/12 Evening class TBD.

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Sarge’s Rage Against the Machines

Sarge Rage’s Against Machine Assisted Exercise A treadmill? What’s that for? Some folks believe treadmills are for hanging laundry on. I’ve observed countless “home gyms”.  They always look like there’s more dust on equipment than weights. Sarge has a hypothesis It goes like this: “The two days Average Joe gets the most exercise out of…

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Presidential debate boot camp

Boot Camp Presidential Debate Style POW! No warmup or nuthin’ Romney came out swinging Wednesday Pretty much pummeling Obama for 90 minutes If the debate was Slaughter Boot Camp, Romney would have been the Sarge, and Obama the green recruit. Wouldn’t it have been hilarious if, after one of Romney’s salvos, Obama threw up right…

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Detroit’s Ultimate Boot Camp Class Challenge 3 Recap

  Detroit’s Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge 3   A small band of brave (or is it crazy?) recruits just completed the Slaughter Boot Camp’s Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge 3 It’s the Detroit area’s toughest boot camp exercise class. In fact, it’s unlikely you will find anything surpassing the physical strength and endurance challenge the Slaughter…

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D-Day minus 7: Register NOW for Detroit’s Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge!

Detroit Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge It’s only 7 days to Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge #3 Many of you who I know are considering the event still haven’t registered. I get it. Partly my fault. The registration form wasn’t up. But now it’s working. So go ahead and register for the Ultimate Boot Camp challenge right…

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Boot Camp Battle With Mount Suribachi

Mount Suribachi awaits you It’s one heckuva challenge. Especially when you’re timed. And carrying bricks. I discovered Mount Suribachi during one of my runs at Bloomer Park It’s a long dreadful monster of a hill. Best part is from the bottom, you can’t see the top. So you have no idea how much pain it’s…

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7 Habits of Highly Mediocre Bootcamp Recruits

Your habits make you. Stephen Covey writes a book about it. It’s titled “7 habits of highly-effective people” In a nutshell what Covey’s book says is… The daily choices you make – the things you accomplish regularly – make your success or failure. I think the same goes for your health. Like the guy I…

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Never ever, ever, EVER give up!

Never give in. Ever. “Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty” – Winston Churchill Churchill allegedly gave this speech to a graduating Harvard class. Shortly after WWII. Obviously reflecting on the Allies victory. Churchill lead the British through the war. They almost lost.…

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Did This Woman Just Give Sarge the Booty Call?

This subject may be a tad raunchy PG-13 today. So here’s the scoop. Back in college I knew a guy named Mike who loved bragging about his “booty call” (i.e. a woman friend a guy goes to when he wants bedroom action). Whenever he was in the mood, he called her up, went to her…

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Fried Bacon Workout

Bacon was FRIED yesterday. There’s a young fellow who attends our evening Slaughter Boot Camp classes. He’s earned the nickname “Bacon” Here’s how. One day he wore a T-shirt with cartoon characters shouting “BACON!” on it.  Sarge noticed and started addressing the young fellow as “Bacon”. And it stuck. He’s a tough young kid. Probably…

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50 Shades of Pain

There’s a popular book called “50 shades of grey” Heard of it? A movie adaptation was released earlier this year. It’s pretty controversial. The story contains explicit adult oriented themes and material.  Like “bedroom” scenes featuring elements of bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, sadism/masochism. This is one Sarge will have to Netflix. Gotta be a good movie. Because…

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Keep your chin up!

Keep your chin up! Sarge yells this a lot. It’s a useful phrase with multiple applications. For one, it’s proper technique. Sarge orders recruits to “keep your chin up” during squats and squat jumps exercises. It forces you to arch your back properly. Keeps your butt down low. Bends your knees instead of your back.  …

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Sarge’s Obummercare Rant

  Hooked up with an old pal last night. He’s a former warrior. Ran cross country, played football, and lifted a heckuva lot more weight than me. (That was BEFORE I learned about the hazards of heavy weights) Now my buddy’s a bit out of shape. About 75 pounds heavy. He’s experienced some health issues.…

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Blog under construction right now

Bear with my mess.  SlaughterBootCamp.com is transforming at the  moment….

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A tattoo for your brain that builds a superman body

Here’s an excerpt from one of my favorite books ever: “Tattoo ‘Superman’ on your psyche and the world is far easier to conquer whatever your business or career path.  And that trip to the top is way more fun”   In other words – if you believe – you can achieve. It’s from the book…

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My three favorite “gun to the head” boot camp exercises

My three favorite boot camp exercises Here’s a strange question: “Sarge – if I put a gun to your head and demanded you tell me what three exercises, and only three, I could do to make myself boot camp tough, what would they be?” Huh? A gun to my head? That ain’t so bad. But…

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Crossfit training could make you CrossFAT

  Crossfit smossfit. I don’t understand all the hoopla. CrossFit training is all the rage today in fitness circles. It’s more like “CrossFAT” if you ask the Sarge. Now, there ARE some strong dudes and dudettes participating in the regimen. They do some pretty crazy exercises and throw some serious iron around. That’s the problem.…

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Why I’m not running Warrior Dash

I’m not running Warrior Dash. For Real. Truth is, I have a far TOUGHER workout planned for Sunday. Instead of running Warrior Dash I’m performing one of our Slaughter Boot Camp Battle Royal runs out at Bloomer Park. Warrior Dash covers 3 miles. Battle Royal run is close to 7 miles. Warrior Dash has lots…

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Two guys and eight chics

  Thunder and lightning this morning. And it wasn’t just Slaughter Boot Camp recruits causing it. Mother Nature was pretty ticked off. She sent lightning, thunder, and some heavy rain to the hill today. But it wasn’t enough to dampen our workout. Two guys and and eight chic’s showed up. Yep. Eight girls. And only two guys?…

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It’s not easy being a total animal

I was just blown away. Literally. Last night. A Slaughter Boot Camp recruit absolutely CRUSHED the hill. His time? An astonishing 3:01! He even beat the Sarge by 17 seconds. Two words describing this fellow: Total Animal The hill run is a regular component of Detroit’s Slaughter Boot Camp training.  It’s 0.47 miles out and…

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They can kiss my abs

My critics observe I don’t have six pack abs. I know, I know. It’s hard to believe. How can I operate Detroit’s toughest boot camp training and win the Muddy Watters Trail Series race and not have an impenetrable wall of abs? As far as I’m concerned, my critics can kiss my abs.  I’m tougher…

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The disease I might have

I think I have a disease. If you’ve ever been in contact with me at my boot camp you could have it too. Here’s all about it: When I brag about my Slaughter Boot Camp and my tough-as-nails recruits , how we do boot camp outdoors on a giant toboggan hill in the wee hours…

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Tuesday July 17th Evening Boot Camp canceled due to extreme heat

CLASS CANCELED TONIGHT It’s STUPID HOT out there today guys. Depending on the source, expected high at the hill 99-104. I am cancelling tonight’s boot camp because, in my opinion, it is borderline dangerous to do what we do in this heat. I will make it up to with an extra 15 minute bonus “motivational…

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Muddy Watters Trail Series #2 Race Recap

Another Epic Muddy Watters Trail Series Race at Bloomer Park. Racers fought a great battle at Bloomer Park Saturday. Jeff Watters’ latest adventure was filled with trail running, bushwhacking, boot camp calisthenics, river running, knee deep swamp muck, and giant freaking hills. What a blast as always. If you have even the smallest competitive bone…

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I’m getting married and I need to lose weight like yesterday!

The inevitable question rears its head… “Sarge, I’m in trouble. I’m getting married in a couple months. I need to lose 30 pounds like yesterday or I’ll never fit in my dress” (Or tux if its from the guys) Look, you guys, I deliver one helluva hard core boot camp, but I’m no miracle maker. If…

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This really bad thing could happen to YOU, too, if you miss Detroit’s toughest boot camp class

Bad things happen when you don’t attend boot camp Had to cancel class last Thursday morning because of the monsoon rolling through the Detroit area. Kimberly was all packed up ready to lead the recruits to their death er… I mean… lead the charge.  But mother nature had other plans. As soon as she was…

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Muddy Watter’s Bump and Run Race 2 approaches

  Muddy Watters trail series number two is coming up right around the corner. It’s july 14th in Rochester hills. In my not-so-humble opinion, this is THE toughest extreme race you’ll find in Michigan. It’s FAR tougher than Warrior Dash. And if Tough Mudder was ever held in Michigan – I’m sure Muddy Watters would…

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The beatings WILL continue until morale improves

The beatings WILL continue until morale improves The above line is emblazoned on a plaque on my office wall. I keep it in front of me at all times because it’s the entire essence of what my bootcamps are all about. No, I don’t “beat” anyone. But I do put my recruits through hell, and…

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Warrior Dash Michigan Training (Detroit Area Slaughter Boot Camp)

Warrior Dash Michigan Approaches. Training for this challenging race starts now. Are you looking for an exciting new way to train for the Michigan Warrior Dash race?  If so then you definitely want to check out this exciting (and challenging) Detroit area boot camp class. If you have experienced a Warrior Dash event, you know…

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I love the smell of puke in the evening

I love the smell of puke in the evening A new recruit puked during evening class last week. But the best part is this fellow didn’t stop working out. He took a knee, tossed his cookies, then came right back in the action. Now THAT is a dedicated warrior in training. That is the kind…

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Dieting secret of the world’s fastest hunter killer (not a Cheetah)

The Peregrine Falcon is the worlds fastest animal. The bird has been clocked at speeds of 200 miles per hour – making a Cheetah look like it’s standing still. Falcons are hunters – they kill and eat fresh meat such as rodents and other small birds.  They are one of nature’s most formidable warriors. Falcons…

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How to eat like history’s fiercest warriors

The Mongol Hordes were probably the fiercest, most ferocious warriors in history. They were tougher than any army they ever met – they conquered all. In fact, the only reason the Mongol empire fell was because it collapsed under its own weight.  It expanded too far. When Genghis Khan passed away, the heirs to the…

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Why you shouldn’t even try to come out to boot camp next week

I don’t want you even trying to come out to boot camp class next week.  Or ever, actually. Let me explain why. In the movie Star Wars (The Empire Strikes Back) there’s a famous conversation between Master Jedi Yoda and the young Jedi recruit Luke Skywalker.   Yoda instructs Luke to unbury his X-wing fighter…

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Slaughter Boot Camp members: Here’s how to get $10 off the Muddy Watters Bump and Run Trail series #1

  Save $10 on Michigan’s most challenging foot race.   Jeff Watters’ Muddy Watters bump and run trail races are the toughest foot races out there. They’re 3-4 miles of running trails out at Bloomer Park – mixed in with calisthenics like bear crawls, squat jumps, down ups, burpees, etc…. bridge jumps and river crossings. …

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American Ninja Wimps

American Ninja “Warriors” can’t hold a candle to Slaughter Boot Camp Recruits So I was watching the first episode of American Ninja “Warrior” over the weekend – just to see what the hoopla over the show is about. Can’t say I’m all that impressed by these “Ninjas” physical ability.  They ought to be called American…

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Replenish your inner warrior with nature’s life forces

The processed food industry does a great job wrapping up dead food and selling it (to you) in a way that makes it look tasty and attractive. But it could actually be weakening your inner warrior.  Maybe even killing you. As an educated consumer who takes good care of yourself you need to be able…

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Slaughter Boot Camp Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge 2.5 After Action Report

  Another tough, challenging, and outrageously brutal boot camp training event completed… Congrats to the survivors! Some extremely tough (or are they crazy?) exercise enthusiasts just completed Detroit’s Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge 2.5.  Way to go recruits! It was a sweltering hot, early, holiday weekend but nothing was gonna stop these guys from putting their…

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Slaughter Boot Camp Training: As iron sharpens iron

Iron Sharpens Iron  “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” – Proverbs 27:17 Slaughter Boot Camp physical training works so incredibly well because of the encouraging, competitive nature of the training classes. The Slaughter is a group based boot camp training class. When you join the Slaughter you’ll perform exercise drills right alongside…

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Hey Guys – Slaughter will make you tough as a girl…

  Some incredibly tough Slaughter Boot Camp girls absolutely CRUSHED the Diamonds and Dirt race last weekend When a recruit is putting in an incredible physical performance at Slaughter Boot Camp, I usually praise them with “You’re a total animal!”.  But when I really want to put an exclamation point on it, when someone really…

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Adding Tuesday Evening Boot Camp Classes Starting May 22nd

  Detroit Slaughter Boot Camp Adds Tuesday Evening to the Regular Schedule Great news my fellow exercise enthusiasts: we’re adding Tuesday evening classes back to the lineup. The first regular Tuesday evening boot camp class will be held at 6:30pm May 22nd. Same fees apply as Thursday evening classes.  $5 per session, pay as you…

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Detroit Slaughter Boot Camp Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge 2.5

Metro Detroit Memorial Day Boot Camp Challenge My apologies for such short notice.  Slaughter Boot Camp Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge 2 was such a success recruits demanded another class over the long holiday weekend. So here you go!  Detroit’s toughest boot camp class announces Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge 2.5!  (Challenge #3 is already on the…

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Detroit’s Slaughter Boot Camp Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge #2 Conquered! Post action report…

Another incredibly fun – and brutally challenging – Detroit Slaughter Boot Camp Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge Completed What a terrific battle with Bloomer Park’s hill Saturday. Some recruits remain shell shocked and STILL experiencing soreness to this day. Well I have three words for them…. Embrace the Suck!     Soreness for three days –…

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Memorial Day Slaughter Boot Camp – Ultimate Bootcamp Challenge 2.5

  We will have another boot camp challenge memorial day, May 28.  Tentative start time is 7:30am. More info to follow soon… Please stay tuned.    

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Prepare for physical agony. Detroit Slaughter Boot Camp Ultimate Challenge #2 approaches.

D-Day minus 2.  It’s time to burn the boats fellow recruits.  Detroit’s Slaughter Boot Camp Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge #2 Approaches! You warriors are about to experience a relentless boot camp onslaught Let me remind you – this is not a race – it’s pure guts and survival.  Your body will be wrecked.  It’s a…

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Metro Dash Race in Flint Michigan Cancelled. But here is a tougher boot camp style race to take its place

Flint Michigan Metro Dash Cancelled Just received the news minutes ago the Flint Michigan Metro Dash Race (scheduled June 2nd) has been canceled. Slaughter Boot Camp members are all bummed out because this would have been a true test of our muscular endurance. We had several teams registered and matched up head-to-head.  The winners would…

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Diamonds and Dirt adventure race (for women only) added to the Slaughter schedule

  The Diamonds and Dirt Adventure race has been added to the Slaughter Boot Camp 2012 race schedule. It’s May 19th.  So you better get your butt in gear for the seasons first real race. It’s got all the same elements of the Muddy Watters Bump and Run race – but it’s for women only. …

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Detroit’s Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge #2 Coming May 12th!

  Detroit Slaughter Boot Camp’s “Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge” #2 Promises to Deliver A Total Butt Kicking Workout Are you working hard to get your body into shape?  Do you enjoy a challenging workout that pushes you beyond your physical limits? Are you a fanatical exercise die hard looking for the next Warrior Dash or…

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I discovered a new exercise to help train for running hills…

  Add this new exercise to your regimen to help you run up hills faster! I just discovered the “Hindu Squat” this week. It’s a very basic exercise.  We actually do lots of squats in our regular boot camp class.  However, we’ve never performed them quite like this. The Hindu Squat is not nearly as…

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The “Omaha Beach Workout” – This could be Detroit’s toughest boot camp class yet this year

  Sometimes I surprise even myself. I know some of you dislike the insanely brutal – and yes, at times monotonous – ride the lightning workout.  But it’s the toughest routine we have at Detroit’s Slaughter Boot Camp. There’s no better way to turn your body into a muscular, lean, fat burning machine. Ride the…

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31 Days to Detroit’s Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge #2

  Boot Camp Training Season is in full swing Detroit’s Slaughter Boot camp is currently holding three classes – Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 5:15am and Thursday evenings at 6:30pm.  Check out the schedule for time and location. Do you want to look good in a bathing suit this summer? This is your chance to…

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Raw Eggs: Arguably the best pre-workout supplement

Don’t even think about wasting any money on hi tech pre-workout supplements until you read this. Turns out God, who designed the egg as natures perfect food, has beaten supplement companies to the punch when it comes to the ultimate pre-workout supplementation. I eat a raw egg (a la Rocky Balboa) and half of a…

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Ride The Lightning Workout

  Join us and see if you can survive this incredibly challenging “Ride the Lightning” Workout Slaughter Boot Camp morning class will be performing our most grueling routine tomorrow morning.  We call it “Riding the Lightning” because it will jolt your body into a complete and total beat down.  In a good way, that is.…

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Slaughter Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge After Action Report

Post Battle Report For Detroit’s Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge It was a cold, wet, and windy morning for Detroit’s Ultimate Boot Camp challenge (#1) today.  About 34 degrees with puddles and mud everywhere. We kicked it off at exactly 7:30am from the Onyx Ice Arena.  And from there the pain began: One Mile Run along…

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Saturday’s Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge Update

  You still have time to enroll for Saturday’s Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge! We kick off at 7:30am tomorrow morning from the Onyx Ice Arena. If you want to experience a total butt kicking workout then register for the event right here There will be NO river crossing or surf immersion at the Ultimate Boot…

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D-Day Minus 5: Detroit’s Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge Approaches (and some good news for wimps)

We are just four days away from the Slaughter’s Ultimate Boot Camp Challenge Event. Can you feel the jitters yet?  Any butterflies in your tummy?  Don’t worry we’re gonna burn the butterflies out this Saturday. The weather forecast looks a little “interesting” for Saturday.  And by “interesting” I mean COLD. I’m psyched about the low…

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Two Boot Camp Classes Thursday… and only 10 days to Detroit’s Ultimate Boot Camp Event!

Evening Slaughter Boot Camp Classes Begin Thursday March 22 we kick off our first evening boot camp of the season!  It starts at 6:30pm in Clinton Township.  This is what we call the “Bravo” class.  It’s not as tough as our Alpha morning boot camp classes but you’re still gonna burn before the day is…

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What kind of maniac enjoys these boot camp workouts!?

What kind of maniac enjoys these boot camp workouts!?   Many times the topic of exercise comes up in my casual conversations with others. It’s something I’m fairly passionate about so the subject comes up frequently. When I describe the punishing Slaughter Boot Camp style workouts my friends and I endure I often get a…

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Evening Slaughter Boot Camp Classes to start Thursdays at 6:30pm

Clinton Township Evening Boot Camp Classes Begin Thursday March 22nd. Evening classes kick off next week March 22nd. We’ll start at 6:30pm.  See you at the hill! Click here for class info and directions.

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Detroit Slaughter Boot Camp Training (Workout Highlights)

This is what you can expect at Metro Detroit’s Toughest Boot Camp Training Class Video highlights from the 2011 Slaughter Boot Camp season. Note these are highlights from the beginner boot camp class. As you can see the Slaughter Boot Camp can help turn your body into a muscular, lean, fat burning machine. The Slaughter…

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This Detroit Michigan Area “Extreme” Race Could be More Challenging than the Tough Mudder!

There’s no Tough Mudder race for Detroit Michigan this year – but here is an incredibly challenging alternative! Unfortunately the Tough Mudder, one of the nations most popular races, won’t be coming to Michigan in 2012.  But if you live in the Detroit area you are in luck – the Slaughter Boot Camp is hosting…

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Detroit Slaughter Boot Camp Ultimate Training Event #1

Join Slaughter Boot Camp for Detroit’s most challenging boot camp ever March 31 (7:30AM) we’ll be holding “Salvo 1” of the 2012 Slaughter Boot Camp Series. It’ll kick off from the Onyx Ice Arena in Rochester then we’ll jog into Bloomer Park from there. It’s your first opportunity this year to measure your Boot Camp…

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What a great morning for Detroit’s most challenging boot camp workout

Slaughter Boot Camp Classes Begin March 7 You may have missed this mornings inaugural 2012 Slaughter Boot Camp.  My apologies if you didn’t get the memo – it was a last minute decision. We have to act fast to catch these windows of opportunity.  It’s been a mild winter and this morning’s weather was fantastic!…

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Tough Mudder Training In Detroit

Join us for Tough Mudder training In Metro Detroit   There is no Michigan Tough Mudder race in 2012.  Looks like there is a tentatively scheduled race in 2013. We plan to participate in the Ohio/Michigan Tough Mudder event April 15th this year. Here’s your chance… We’re looking for Detroit area “cannon fodder” to join…

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Monday Morning Motivation – Only 34 Days until Slaughter Boot Camp Salvo 1

34 Days to the Ultimate Detroit Boot Camp Training Event How is your new years resolution coming along? Did you commit to losing weight this year?  Or did you commit to finishing a brutal race like the Muddy Watters or Warrior Dash?  Maybe you decided that this was the year you would finally get your…

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Still under construction…

Hey folks we’re still under construction. The web team, to my pleasure, is much faster than I am. So the graphics are done before the free report! I promise I’ll get it out to y’all who signed up for it on the double! Thanks.

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Welcome to Detroit’s Toughest Boot Camp Exercise Class

The Toughest Detroit Area Boot Camp Class Slaughter Boot Camp is Metro Detroit’s toughest boot camp exercise class.  Our workouts will help you turn your body into a muscular, lean, fat burning machine. You will participate in group based exercises and drills just like Navy Seals and Army Rangers do – running, pushups, pull ups,…

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Best time to exercise is first thing in the morning (stop making excuses)

The best time of day for exercise is first thing in the morning.  Here’s some reasons why you should consider it and ideas how you can squeeze it in (if you already aren’t).  Numerous benefits to exercising first thing in the morning For one, intense morning exercise kicks off your metabolism for the day. By…

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Slaughter Boot Camp Personal Training

Personal Training Slaughter Boot Camp More info coming soon.  Stay tuned.    

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Pardon our mess… We’re upgrading!

Slaughter boot camp is upgrading it’s website.  Please excuse any broken links, missing pictures, or general shenanigans here. Hey, we’re boot camp instructors… not web wizards!  We’ll fix it all as soon as we can.  

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Thursday Morning: Bonus Boot Camp Class at LA Fitness, Warren

Due to overwhelming demand we’re adding a bonus day boot camp workout Thursday morning this week. Meet us at the LA Fitness (Warren) basketball courts.  We start at 5:45am. It’s gonna be a heavy dose of suicides, body builders, med ball runs, squat jumps, mountain climbers…  all sorts of fun boot camp activities.  I’m sure…

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How to do more pushups and pull-ups (embarassing story)

Here’s some great info for you today because you know this summer we’ll be doing a LOT of pushups and pull-ups at the Slaughter. Well I have an embarrassing admission to make… There’s a woman – in her 40’s – who can KICK my butt in a push-up and pull-up challenge. Her name’s Shawna Kaminski…

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Detroit Slaughter Boot Camp Barbell Jacks Exercise

Here is how to perform the barbell jumping jack exercise boot camp exercise      

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Announcing the Slaughter Boot Camp’s 2012 Race Schedule

It’s a new year and time to look forward what battle’s lay ahead. Preparation for these races begin NOW.  We’ve already started training in the mornings.  I don’t know about you but I’ve been jogging outdoors… even in this brutal cold. It’s much easier to just hit snooze on the alarm and skip the workouts…

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Boot Camp Class Mountain Climber Exercise

Here is how to properly perform a Mountain Climber at boot camp     Here is how NOT to perform a Mountain Climber at boot camp  

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Join Us For Boot Camp Classes at LA Fitness In Warren

Winter Time Boot Camp Classes If you’re bummin because winter weather is keeping us cooped up indoors then you’ll love to know we’re still performing boot camp workouts this winter. Detroit’s Slaughter Boot Camp Workouts Continue through winter months A small group of us meet up at LA Fitness in Warren for morning boot camps…

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Detroit Slaughter Boot Camp Workout Class Schedule

2012 Detroit Slaughter Boot Camp Class Training Schedule Always check Facebook or the Slaughter Boot Camp Blog for latest weather updates.   ADVANCED Boot Camp Classes: 5:15AM Tuesdays and Thursdays Classes are held in Clinton Township at the toboggan hill located next to Gene Rama park.  Park alongside Romeo Plank road just north of the…

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Slaughter Boot Camp Event #1

  You are confirmed.  Thank you More info will follow via email and on Facebook.

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Detroit Slaughter Boot Camp Workout Squat Jump Instruction

Detroit Slaughter Boot Camp Exercise Class Squat Jump Boot Camp Exercise    

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Detroit Slaughter Boot Camp Class Demonstration 8-Count Body Builder Exercise

Slaughter Boot Camp Detroit – Bodybuilder Exercise Demonstration Here’s how to perform this extremely challenging boot camp exercise The 8 count bodybuilder works your chest, shoulders, triceps, quads, hamstrings, glutes, and abs. They’re also a great cardiovascular exercise.  Just try a dozen or so and see how hard you’re breathing.  

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Slaughter Boot Camp Detroit Coffee Grinder Exercise Demonstration

How to perform the coffee grinder boot camp exercise The coffee grinder is a great upper body and core boot camp exercise    

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Boot Camp Class Bear Crawl Exercise

  Detroit Slaughter Boot Camp Fitness This is how to perform the bear crawl exercise properly Note the green hat is optional gear 😉 Notice how my eyes are forward and my butt is down level with my head. My weight is evenly distributed between the palms of my hands and feet.

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Time to set your 2012 fitness goals

  So what’s it gonna be for 2012? If you plan to set a fitness goal for 2012 let me have it.  I’ll post it on the blog for the world to see.  I’ll put your first and last name if you want.  This way you will be accountable to the world to make sure…

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Could this really be the end of the Slaughter Boot Camp?

  Thursday December 1st class is canceled. Could this be it for the Slaughter for the year?  It looks like the sun has set for Slaughter Boot Camp 2011. At least outdoors. If you’re interested in training with us throughout the winter, check out my last post regarding LA Fitness Warren.  We will train there…

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Tuesday November 29 Boot Camp Class Canceled

  Mother Nature sure has been a witch. We survived hellish field conditions at last Thursdays ultimate Turkey Boot Camp.  The field was wet, cold, and windy.  However by the time we hit the field for body builders, pull ups, and hill runs the temperature was in the low 40’s and it was daylight. So…

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Tuesday Morning Boot Camp Class Canceled; Prepare for Battle Thangsgiving Day!

  We figure you guys could use a little “break” leading up the Thursday’s Turkey Slaughter Boot Camp. We’re gonna save your body from Tuesdays hill battering. Recall we’ll be running 4 miles, performing 1000 jump ropes, 20 tire pushes, 100 burpees, 6 hill runs, 150 body builders, 60 pull ups and maybe some more…

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Boot Camp: More Fun Than Detroit Turkey Trot!

Are you considering running in Detroit’s Turkey Trot this Thanksgiving? Don’t sign up until you read about this super intense boot camp class Thanksgiving Day!  I think you’ll change your mind about the Turkey Trot. The Turkey Day Slaughter Boot Camp may be the most unforgettable boot camp class ever held in Metro Detroit.  We’ll…

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Thanksgiving Day Slaughter Boot Camp Detroit

Here’s how to beat the holiday fat this year.  Come out to the Slaughter Boot Camp this thanksgiving and burn off all those calories before you even consume them! Earn your thanksgiving meal this year.  We’ll burn 2000+ calories Thanksgiving morning. More details at the Slaughter Boot Camp website here

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Here’s how to stop feeling sorry yourself…

“Stop feeling sorry yourself!” This is how we encourage Slaughter Boot Camp members when they’re sucking wind or if they’re about to collapse from exhaustion. Having difficulty performing pushup #20?  Well stop feeling sorry for yourself and get it done!  Next time it’ll be easier. Or another favorite when recruits complain about something being too…

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Thanksgiving is coming! This year you can burn fat off BEFORE you stick a fork in that turkey

How come everyone wants to burn fat off after the holidays?  You eat a bunch of food and pork up and then decide after new years you’ll hit the treadmill.  This seems to me like its punishment – you have to go exercise because you stuffed your face and packed on some flab.   What…

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Keep your eye on the weather this week….

Please check FACEBOOK for the latest weather updates for Tuesday and Thursday Classes. Click HERE to visit our Facebook page.

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Slaughter Boot Camp is one INTENSE workout!

Last week’s boot camp class introduced some All-Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment – or ALICE as the Military calls it.   Our Alice weighs about 20 pounds, give or take.  Inside Alice is a sand bag partially filled with pea gravel.  It’s a dead weight hanging on your back while you jog or perform pushups. …

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Slaughter Boot Camp Members Please Meet… Alice!

  We have a new member to Detroit’s Slaughter Boot Camp.  Her name is Alice!  (All-Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment)   Alice will be welcomed to Tuesday mornings boot camp class. She’ll be going on long jogs with us and even follow along for many hill runs. Alice likes to pack heavy sand bags on…

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Boot camp back to regular schedule this week…

The weather looks much more cooperative this week than last week.  Hopefully the field has dried out some.  Running on a sponge is very challenging. Here’s this weeks Slaughter Boot Camp Schedule: Tuesday: 5:15AM and 6:30PM Clinton Twp Thursday: 5:15AM and 6:30PM Clinton Twp Thursday: 6:00PM Madison Heights Saturday: 7:00AM Bloomer Park Battle Royal Run…

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Battle Royal Run will be SUNDAY instead of SATURDAY

My apologies for the late notice. Battle Royal Run has to move from Saturday to Sunday. Same time 7:00AM at the Onyx Ice Arena. My apologies for the inconvenience.  Although the weather may actually be more cooperative Sunday.  So that’s good.

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You can make up Thursday’s missed boot camp classes by joining us for Saturday morning’s Battle Royal Run

If you are disappointed you missed Thursday evening’s workout… or if you just want another butt kicking for the week… come join us at Bloomer Park in Rochester Hills for the Battle Royal Run. It’s about 6.5 hellish miles total.  A couple of which are actually on flat ground!   Slaughter boot camp invades Bloomer…

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Thursday evening boot camp classes CHECK FACEBOOK for weather updates

We have two instructors in two different locations this evening.  Logistically, it is much easier for us to update Facebook than it is the blog.  So please check Facebook for status in Madison Heights and Clinton Township. It will likely be a last minute, near game time decision given the weather outlook. If you see…

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Not much time left this year… time to kick the intensity up a notch

We’re rounding out the Slaughter Boot Camp season. Morning classes are now performed in near darkness for the entire hour.  Although when the clocks “fall back” it’ll buy us a little daylight.  Unfortunately that will most likely mean evening classes will have to end.  It’ll just be too dark and treacherous to run the hill.…

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Thursdays boot camp classes (updates including Madison Heights)

I haven’t had a chance to update the site with a map to the Madison Heights location.  Hopefully this weekend… Drill instructor Jerry recommends you park at the Civic Center in Madison Heights – it’s off of Irving Drive W (Irving is between 13 and 14 mile roads, off of John R).  Irving runs East…

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Madison Heights Classes!

Don’t forget! We are adding classes in Madison Heights. Starting Thursday September 22nd.  These classes are in addition to our already scheduled classes Tuesdays and Thursdays in Clinton Twp. The first class is FREE! They will be held at 6:00pm at the toboggan hill at the park behind the fire & police station.  It’s the…

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Slaughter Boot Camp’s final chapter this season… for races, that is.

Last weekend was Slaughter Boot Camp’s final race this season. Or “battles” as we like to call the races. Saturday we ran the Dirty Dog Dash out in Hell, Michigan.  Actually…. it was Pinkney but the promoters promised the race would be “Hell” Here’s our before picture:     Detroit’s Slaughter Boot Camp trains you…

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Thursday Morning Boot Camp Canceled. Check back later today for evening class status.

Unfortunately the rain did not stop. It actually picked up overnight. Field conditions will be miserable and dangerous given it’s pitch black and soaking wet out there. We’ll make it up next week.

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Check the blog or Facebook Thursday for weather updates

If this weather keeps up… we’ll have a morning Slaughter boot camp starting at 5:15am. The morning crew are some tough cookies; a little drizzle won’t stop them from another legendary workout. After all… we cannot maintain our title to Metro Detroit’s most challenging fitness boot camp if we let a little rain stop us.…

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Swampfoot 4 Mile Race Completed! Slaughter Boot Camp Dominates The Ranks Again!

  It was a HOT muddy and fun Swampfoot 4 Mile race this past Saturday. I am proud of our 11 Slaughter Boot Camp members who suited up for the brutal 4 mile race.   Usually 4 miles isn’t that tough of a run… but when you add near 100 degree heat and numerous obstacles and…

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D-Day Minus 5. Are you ready for Saturday’s epic battle at the Swampfoot 4 Mile race?

D-Day minus 5.  Are you ready for Saturday’s epic battle at the Swampfoot 4 Mile race? If you have been training at the Slaughter Boot Camp all summer long you will be.  You’ll be prepared to cover all four miles and scale numerous obstacles.  If you’ve been a consistent Slaughter Boot Camp attendee, I think…

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Thursday Boot Camp is un-canceled. See you at the Hill Thursday Morning 5:15AM

  The Muddy Watter’s Relay is canceled this weekend.  We don’t yet know why.  until we find out what’s going on let’s hope and pray everything is ok for Jeff On the other hand… there is a silver lining.  Since we no longer need to rest up for Saturday’s race we can go ahead with…

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Possible Slaughter Boot Camp in Madison Heights area…

If you or anyone you know would be interested in a Slaughter Boot Camp “West” let me know. We’re considering adding a (tentative) Wednesday evening class out at the hill at John R and 13 mile roads in Madison Heights. It will have all the elements of Metro Detroit’s most challenging boot camp.   A giant…

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Slaughter Boot Camp: The punishment continues until morale improves!

Slaughter Boot Camp is Metro Detroit’s most challenging (and fun) fitness exercise class. We have the testimonials to prove it: Jason says “BEST workout I have ever done. It has made me FASTER, STRONGER and has given me MORE ENDURANCE. Very challenging but so worth it. Helped me in basketball, volleyball and soccer.” And Ray…

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Can you do a favor for the Slaughter Boot Camp?

If you’ve been to the Slaughter Boot Camp and loved it… could you please write a glowing review over at Google Places? We would be forever indebted to you… Just say something like “… I was intimidated at first because it looks so hard core.  But it turned out to be challenging, fun, and a…

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Muddy Watters Trail Series Training Continues Tuesday August 16th!

Our next big race is August 27th in Rochester Hills.  It’s the Muddy Watters Trail Series relay race. Then 7 days later it is the Swampfoot 4 Mile Then another two weeks later it is the Dirty Dog Dash Whoa it’s gonna be a crazy few weeks of races and training. We’ve trained hard all…

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Morning class canceled

Morning boot camp class is canceled. Evening class will be determined later today. Enjoy the rest!

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Time to arm yourselves for the Muddy Watters Relay Race!

In a surprise last minute announcement Jeff Watters revealed he’s holding the 2011 Muddy Watters Trail Series relay on Saturday August 27th! Slaughter Boot Camp regulars couldn’t be more happy! After all this is why we train so intensely.  All the running… push ups… bear crawls… crab walks… pull ups… body builders… bar jacks… flutter…

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Warrior Dash Conquered… Sights Now Set On the Swampfoot 4 Mile

Warrior Dash Conquered… Sights Now Set On the Swampfoot 4 Mile Several of the Slaughter Boot Camp crew completed last weekends Warrior Dash.  Overall an excellent showing by the troops taking 42nd, 169th, 504th, 723rd, 751st, and 1512th out of 10,500+ racers. Congrats Warriors! Celebration time is over though… it’s now time to prepare for…

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Thursday Morning Boot Camp Class Canceled in preparation for Warrior Dash!

Remember Thursday morning is canceled. Thursday evening begins at the regular time. Metro Detroit’s most challenging fitness boot camp class resumes next week at the regular scheduled times. 5:15AM & 6:30PM Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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D-Day Minus 6: Warrior Dash is Coming Quick

We wrapped up Hell Week with a grueling Bloomer Park run yesterday.  In all we covered about 6.5 miles, 11 toboggan hills, 50 body builders, and 5 sets of stairs (about 880 steps).  What a way to cap off Warrior Dash training… Warrior Dash in only days away.  Here’s a peek at some of the…

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THURSDAY EVENING CANCELED

Sorry folks… Thursday evening will be canceled. It is WAY TOO HOT out there. We had the best of intentions to make you work tonight.  However, this mornings class was brutal in the 90 degree heat. The sun wasn’t even up and we were all disoriented from the heat and humidity. Most of you were…

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Thursday Boot Camp Class Times READ: EVENING CLASS DELAYED :30

Thursday Morning Boot Camp Class begins at 5:15AM. We will perform our regular Thursday morning routine: Running, pull ups, body builders, and numerous bar jacks.  Yes the heat will be overwhelming.  But we did say earlier that this was our version of “Hell Week” before the Warrior Dash – heat and all! Thursday Evening Class…

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This is designed to hurt! This is designed to hurt!

Watched the Discovery Channel’s Surviving the Cut the other day. Here’s a preview below:   One of our regular boot camp class attendees commented “Hey, you should get a megaphone and shout ‘this is designed to hurt’ like they did during Surving the Cut”. Sounded like a good idea.  Unfortunately I don’t think the neighbors…

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Thursday Boot Camp Classes!

Thursday morning insanity begins at 5:15am! 6 timed hill runs (about a half mile each), 110 body builders, 72 rope pull ups, and 150 bar jacks in about 45 minutes.  We’ve had only 4 or 5 volunteers crazy enough to come out for the torture this year. If you’ve been slacking lately this is your…

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Slaughter Boot Camp Classes: No break from the heat!

Sweltering temperatures, high humidity, and a giant hill to conquer… there’s no rest for the Slaughter Boot Camp! These are the days you just have to dig deep and “suck it up” and pour on the heart.  Look, if you only worked out on the days you felt great and the weather was nice that…

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Warrior Dash is Coming! Come Out to Slaughter Boot Camp to Prepare For Battle!

The Warrior Dash (Michigan) is only 25 days away! Preparing for these sort of races is one of our core focus areas at the Slaughter Boot Camp.  This race isn’t just a 5k foot race.  No – it’s littered with all sorts of obstacles and hazards to challenge you. Slaughter boot camp mixes up physical…

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Boot Camp Classes June 27

Keeping an eye on Tuesdays weather… There are threats of thunderstorms for the morning class.  Will keep you guys updated. Some folks have requested I text them the status of morning classes.  I will do this but you need to email your number to me. Looks like we’re in the clear for the evening class.…

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Muddy Watters Trail Series Race #2 Completed

Four brave Slaughter Boot Camp warriors completed Jeff Watters’ Muddy Waters Trail Series #2 this past weekend.       Would you like to run in the next Muddy Watters race?  Or the Warrior Dash or Tough Mudder?  Then get your butt on out to Metro Detroit’s most challenging boot camp class – The Slaughter…

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Boot Camp Class is on for 6:30pm tonight

Weather is hit and miss… and the radar looks favorable.  If we get a tad wet it won’t be a big deal. Boot Camp begins at 6:30pm.  See you there!    

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Thursdays Boot Camp Classes Update and How to Prepare Properly

Thursday June 23 Boot Camp classes MORNING Class is Canceled EVENING Class starts at 6:30pm weather permitting Check back here (the blog) or on Facebook for last minute weather updates.  I’ll post any cancellation notice by 5:30pm.  An Important Note About Food And Drink Consumption Prior to Class We’ve experienced numerous “casualties” this summer due…

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Evening boot camp class: No storms in sight. See you at the hill.

See you there. Bring lots of water you will need it this evening. Tonight you will learn how to perform Burpees Slaughter Boot Camp Style

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D-Day Minus Five: Muddy Watters Trail Series II Coming Up Quick! (And Tuesday boot camp class status)

Only five more days until the 2011 Muddy Watters Trail Series #2. Our training is nearly completed… We’ve been battling the hill twice a week and grueling through the Alpha Male Battle Royal Run Saturday mornings.  Those of you who’ve made consistent efforts at Metro Detroit’s most challenging boot camp class – the Slaughter Boot…

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Sand box runs…

Just one of the many drills you will perform at Detroit’s Slaughter Boot Camp class  

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Class is on at 6:30pm

We plan to hold class this evening despite the rain.  This is a boot camp class… not Bally’s or Lifetime or Curves.  Suck it up and get your butt out to the hill!

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Boot Camp Classes Thursday June 16th…

Thursday June 16th Boot Camp Classes 5:30AM and 6:30PM The weatherman is calling for thunderstorms pretty much all day Thursday.  And you know that 60% of the time he’s right every time. Keep your eye on the Blog and/or Facebook for last minute class cancelations Check in at 4:45AM for the morning class and 5:45pm…

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Whats your motivation?

A lot of people ask “What motivates you to train so hard?” My answer: I train hard because I’m competitive and I want to place high in the rankings of “extreme” foot races such as the Muddy Watters Bump and Run Trail Series, the Swampfoot 4 Mile, the Warrior Dash, Tough Mudder, and Dirty Dog…

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Morning Boot Camp Class Canceled

This mornings boot camp class is canceled. My apologies for the late notice…. power outage last night totally messed up my network. Evening class will go on as planned (6:30pm) weather permitting.

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Slaughter Boot Camp Workout Thursday June 9

Two boot camp classes on the agenda Thursday. Thursday morning we start at 5:30AM. Thursday mornings are our most intense classes offered.  Not for the timid or those easily bored… we grind through numerous bodybuilders, pull ups, and hill runs.  That is pretty much it.  But come race day you will be glad you challenged…

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New Boot Camp Workout: Alpha Male Battle Royal Run Saturday at Bloomer Park

New Boot Camp Workout this Saturday… The Alpha Male Battle Royal Run! Here is the general routine: Start at the Onyx ice arena at 24 Mile rd and Dequindre Jog the Clinton River trail about one mile to the Bloomer Park back entrance. Climb a set of (about) 160 stairs, then immediately run up another…

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Whoops! Tuesday June 7 EVENING Class Canceled

Sorry folks… my blunder!  I cannot lead the charge Tuesday evening and my fellow MFWIC’s are also tied up Tuesday.  My sincere apologies we have to cancel Tuesday evening June 7. BUT we are picking it back up Thursday evening, June 9, at 6:30PM and from here on out it’ll be Tuesdays and Thursday evenings…

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Welcome to the Slaughter Boot Camp Class

Slaughter Boot Camp evening classes start tomorrow (Thursday June 2) at 6:30pm! Many of you have already let me know you’re coming out.  Thank you for doing that.  If any of you haven’t given me a heads up please do so asap!  Just reply to this message if you receive it by email or click…

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Evening Boot Camp Classes: I’m drawing the line in the sand!

I am a bit of a procrastinator… So I’m forcing myself to start-up evening boot camp classes whether I’m ready or not! The first evening exercise class is scheduled for 6:30PM Thursday, June 2nd. You will be my guinea pigs as the evening Slaughter is totally new. Evening classes will include the same exercises and…

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Thursday class CANCELED

The hill will be quite literally under water tomorrow… even if it isn’t thunderstorming. See… you should have came out Tuesday…. Thursday boot camp class is canceled. I will be at LA Fitness in Warren in the morning.  If anybody wants to join me for drills in the basketball court, see you there.  We’ll be…

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Tuesday May 24 Class

Looks like there is a chance of a storm overnight.  So keep your eye on the weather.  Assume boot camp is on unless canceled.  In the small chance it is canceled I’ll post by 445AM.  

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Congrats to the Muddy Watters Trail Series Finishers

Three Slaughter Boot Camp combatants competed in the years first Muddy Watters Trail Series Race last Sunday.  And boy… did they mop it up! Our guys finished 2nd, 3rd, and 7th overall! Just goes to show training Slaughter Boot Camp style REALLY works! Just look at these animals:   These guys don’t look so special…

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Canceled Today…

Boot Camp Class is canceled today.  Not because of weather but because we have a man down.  Given Thursday morning classes has been poorly attended, and today is not the best weather, class will probably be very poorly attended. See you next Tuesday.

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May 17 Boot Camp Class

Its 4:45AM and the weather is fairly decent.  We’ll head on out!  See you at the hill.

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Slaughter Boot Camp Class Tuesday May 17

Check the Blog or Facebook at 4:45AM tomorrow for latest weather update.  There’s a good chance its going to rain in the morning and it’ll be cold… so we’ll have to make a game time decision.  If the rain is light like its been maybe we’ll give it a shot anyway! I’m sure the field…

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D-Day minus 10 Wet and sloppy but we’re going

I cannot imagine a better training scenario for events like the Muddy Watters Bump and Run, the Warrior Dash, Swampfoot 4 Mile or the Tough Mudder. Today its warm with mud and ankle deep water in spots.  At least there’s no lightning… yet. See you at the hill for this mornings punishing training session.  The…

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12 Days to Muddy Watters Bump and Run. Are you training to win?

It’s D-Day minus 12… How hard have you been training these last few weeks? Notice I didn’t ask you how “much” you’ve been training.  Quantity training only helps so much.  Jeff Watters’ Muddy Watters bump and run races are only about 50 minutes long… its INTENSITY training that counts. And I take pride in claiming…

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D-Day minus 18: Detroit’s most challenging fitness boot camp class gets even tougher…

Today is D-Day minus 18.  How have you been training? Jeff Watters Muddy Watters Bump and Run race #1 is only 18 days away.  Jeff has dubbed the race theme “the river”.  I can only imagine it’ll be a bridge jump (or two) with a mile or so of river running down and up stream. …

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Weather Update: Looks ok this morning see you there

[UPDATED 5/3/11 4:41AM] No rain yet.  Lets meet out there and give her a shot.   The mornings forecast has changed quite a bit since I last looked.  Rain has gone from an unlikely probability to likely (60% or more). If it is raining tomorrow we may cancel depending on how heavy and the temperature.…

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Tuesday Bootcamp: Full steam ahead!

Looks like a slight chance of rain in the morning.  I am confident we can handle a little bit of rain tomorrow. The field will probably be wet, windy, and chilly, so dress appropriately.  You WILL need gloves otherwise your fingers will be numb from performing numerous push ups, rope pull ups, bear crawls, and 8…

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No Slaughter boot camp this morning

Although at the moment it does not appear to be raining (in Warren) the threat continues and the field probably has a foot of water on it. Slaughter canceled today.  

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Boot camp Thursday April 28 and Evening Classes Anounced

We plan on holding the Slaughter Boot Camp class Thursday morning, weather permitting. The field WILL be soaked, chilly, and muddy.  Dress accordingly. Thursdays workout plan is very intense – so if you’re new you’ll be in for quite a surprise! Meet out at the field by 5:25AM.  Check the blog or Facebook in the…

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Tuesday Boot Camp Cancelled… AGAIN!

What is going on with mother nature this spring? Third Tuesday in a row we’ve had to cancel the opening Slaughter boot camp workout. A small group of us tested the field last Thursday.  And it was like running in soup! Given the rain we’ve had today, and the forecast for tonight, I will have…

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Thursday Morning Boot Camp Class: Testing Your Dedication to Fitness

I plan on running boot camp class Thursday morning. Forecast: 37 Degrees, wet, and slight chance of rain. If this doesn’t excite you… then maybe you need to check out Curves, Bally’s, or Lifetime – there you’ll stay dry, you can jog the treadmill AND talk on your cell phone at the same time! At…

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April 19th Cancelled. Shooting for Thursday Boot Camp Exercise

Bad weather today, cold, and possibly more rain overnight.  The field will be a mess no matter what tomorrow.  Throw in the cold and we’ll catch pneumonia if we exercise out there in the morning. We’ll plan on Thursday “Ride the Lightning” workout, weather permitting. If you don’t know what RTL is, let me explain.…

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D-Day 2012

The weather outlook is great for April 14th. In fact it looks to be near perfect weather for 2011’s inaugural Slaughter boot camp workout.  Or D-day as I like to call it. If you can make it please arrive at the staging area no later than 5:20AM Thursday morning. You can find a map here.  Just park your…

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Time to suck it up!

Slaughter Boot Camp will begin April 14th 2011 weather permitting. Yes… I know this is a THURSDAY. Slaughter boot camp 2011 will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 AM.  So we’re starting right on stride. We need the extra day of training each week to prep for a grueling 2011 race schedule.  Starting with the…

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Slaughter Boot Camp – Still on hold. Possibly Mid April Start!

Mother nature still isn’t cooperating with us.  She’s dashing our hopes for an early April start.  Running the giant hill will have to hold for a bit longer. I am shooting for an April 12 or April 14th start date. Due to one heck of a travel schedule coming up, it is likely the Slaughter…

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No Slaughter Boot Camp This Week

Mother nature was just teasing last week.  Warm weather gave us false hope that the field would be dry by Tuesday for our 2011 inaugural Slaughter Boot Camp workout.  Unfortunately, not only has it cooled but its come with a downpouring of rain. My wife, myself, and our trusty Terrier (Conan) checked out the hill and…

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Keep your eyes on the weather!

We’re getting close to Slaughter Boot Camp weather. I had high hopes of hitting the hill Tuesday, March 22.  However it is forecasted to be chilly in the evenings with some rain on Monday.  If this holds the hill will be sopping miserable mess. We’ll need several days of warmer, dry, sunshine filled weather to…

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Wind Sprints 6:15AM Tuesday

Winter boot camp training continues Tuesday mornings at LA Fitness Warren, Michigan. We start at about 5:45AM with some ladder runs.  Then we’ll mix in some more sprints and agility drills for about half an hour. Its all polished off with 11 Gymboss timed wind sprints.   We’ve been gathering quite a crowd Tuesday mornings –…

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This guy is a total animal!

When you’re pushing hard and kicking butt at the Slaughter Boot Camp you’ll often hear me yell “You’re a total animal!”. This is my affectionate way of telling you keep up the hard work; you’re doing great. Well this Ross Enamait guy has never been to the Slaughter Boot Camp. However, I have to give…

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Eliminate low back pain… and get your butt out to the Slaughter Boot Camp

A few tips for eliminating lower back pain… I’ve met and trained with a lot of athletes, weightlifters, and runners.  I’ve observed most athletes have aches and pains here or there.  Or nagging injuries… it goes with the territory. Rotator cuffs, lower back, knees, and tendinitis seem to very common problems among serious athletes. Fortunately…

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100 Dive Bomber Push Ups

Just because there’s a hundred feet of snow covering the Slaughter Boot Camp field doesn’t mean you cannot get an intenst workout in. For instance, my workout partner and I did the following workout this morning at LA Fitness, Warren: 100 Dive Bomber push ups (four sets of 25) 4 Sets of Seal Crawls 4…

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Warrior Dash Training Continues 5:45AM LA Fitness Warren Basketball Courts….

We have a few BIG races coming in 2011.  Muddy Watters Bump & Run, the Swampfoot 4 Mile, Tough Mudder, and the Warrior Dash. These are all highly competitive “extreme” cross country races.  So we’re starting our Slaughter Boot Camp training early! Although not a true Slaughter Boot Camp, the class we hold at LA…

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5:30AM – The Best Time of Day For A Workout

According to Dr Mercola, the best time of day to exercise is morning before you eat. According to the Doc, exercising before breakfast counteracts poor diet and helps you burn more fat.  Amen! Even if morning versus evening didn’t matter physiologically, I would pick morning over evening any day.   It’s not because I enjoy waking…

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Lots in store for Slaughter Boot Camp 2011

Bar none Slaughter Boot Camp is Metro Detroit’s most intense fitness training class. Now, its easy to make a boot camp class tough.  Any lazy drill instructor can order you to do a thousand suicides.  That’d be tough to perform.  But it gets boring quick. Its an art form to create a tough, gut wrenching…

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Winter Boot Camp Tuesday Mornings LA Fitness Warren

Nothing can replace the Slaughter Boot Camp.  Unfortunately while the giant freaking hill is covered in snow we’ll have to find some other way to get our adrenaline fix. Over the past few weeks we’ve done some indoor boot camp drills in the LA Fitness (Warren) basketball court.  They have been accommodating – neither granting…

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Looks like it’s a wrap for Slaughter Boot Camp 2010!

The weather isn’t looking too promising in the foreseeable future.  The Slaughter Boot Camp is probably finished for the year.  We’ll keep an eye on the weather and if we get a warming period we’ll give boot camp a shot.  So keep checking back in. We are hoping to expand the Slaughter boot camp fitness…

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No Chance for Slaughter December 7

The weather is unbelievably gloomy for the next day or so. Cold, windy, and snowing! We will NOT have a slaughter boot camp Tuesday this week. Who knows if we’ll get any more this year… But here is some good news! We will have an indoor boot camp style work out at LA Fitness (Warren). …

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Is it intensity or is it insanity? Its BOTH at Slaughter Boot Camp fitness!

Slaughter Boot Camp is Metro Detroits most intense physical fitness boot camp. Look what one new recruit recently said about his first day at the Slaughter: Literally this was the hardest workout in about 19 years. Lungs and Legs are really feelin’ it the past 4 hrs. I really appreciated the people that pushed me…

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See you at the hill at 5:30am

Its COLD but no snow accumulation.  Lets give her a shot.

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Friday December 3rd: Possibly if there is no snow.

It will be cold.  The ground will be hard.  But if there is no snow cover we will give it a go.  Too cold for equipment – we’ll just bring the ropes out for a few pull ups.  And the cones and maybe we’ll set up some suicide runs on the baseball diamond.  No agenda……

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Boot Camp Canceled Today

We’ll give Friday a shot.

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