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NFT: Barry’s Bootcamp - HIIT Training

TurdFurguson : 6/10/2019 11:35 am
Started taking a few classes on recommendations from a friend. I tried Orange Theory and a few other purported great HIIT classes. So far this the best HIIT training I’ve come across outside my own schedule. Not sure if they’re on the East coast yet but for anyone in NorCal who’s interest in a great workout, I can highly recommend.

Anyone have any other good HIIT recommendations?
I have been going to OT for about a year and a half  
debo_GIANTS : 6/10/2019 11:44 am : link
Any particular reason why you prefer Barrys? Is it more focused on weights?
Barry's is big in NYC  
Anando : 6/10/2019 12:20 pm : link
Bunch of locations across Manhattan

I've pretty much just stuck to working out there 1/2 times a week. Have noticed big improvements.

The classes are very tough - not really any workouts I've done that's made me exert this much effort. Everyone walks out of class basically drenched in sweat
NYC has several Barry's studios and it's very popular  
soz915 : 6/10/2019 12:24 pm : link
In general the city has a lot of HIIT studios of all sorts but my fiance goes to Barry's religiously and loves it. I think it's the mixture of different targeted areas each day in addition to the cardio element. She used to go to Flywheel but has changed to Barry's and goes 4-5 times a week.

I've gone with her a handful of times and it's a fantastic workout, just not something I enjoy doing that many times a week. I do a Flywheel class once a week and go to the gym ~4 days a week to do a mixture of cardio and weight lifting. When it's nice I run outside along the rivers or in central park.
I like the fact if a class isn’t full  
TurdFurguson : 6/10/2019 12:41 pm : link
I can do a double floor day. Normally I’ll do tread and floor, but if I’m going back to back or am due to work a specific muscle group, I’ll do a double floor to burn it out.

Normally I’ll do circuit training on a bench at 24, but Barry’s really pushes you so you hit the endorphin high pretty much every class.
Not to Miller the thread but this is worth discussing here.  
BlueHurricane : 6/10/2019 1:28 pm : link
I was a big proponent of working out until almost barfing on the floor.

Then I caught wind of this Rogan podcast. Changed my ability to feel amazing at 42 going on 43 years old.
Rogan Podcast "How to workout smarter" - ( New Window )
RE: Not to Miller the thread but this is worth discussing here.  
Zeke's Alibi : 6/10/2019 1:43 pm : link
In comment 14468248 BlueHurricane said:
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I was a big proponent of working out until almost barfing on the floor.

Then I caught wind of this Rogan podcast. Changed my ability to feel amazing at 42 going on 43 years old. Rogan Podcast "How to workout smarter" - ( New Window )


That is one school of thought. I think that way leads to too much fuckaroundits in most people. I just don't know how have the off switch to back off. I prefer reverse period low volume training till failure. 4-6 work sets of heavy compound lifts till failure and only lift twice a week. Legs in the 7-9 rep range. Push and pull in the 6-8 rep range. Throw in yoga twice a week for mobility and I think I've found the fountain of youth. This way is also way less time consuming than what most people spend in the gym to get to where I'm at.

Recovery and diet are the most important things. Tracking is important as well. I used to like sprints on the beach, but my lower traps take way too long to recover and they affect my squat numbers so I've nixed them.

I've heard great things about HIIT but am a bit old for it now.  
BlueLou'sBack : 6/10/2019 1:52 pm : link
It did, last time I gave an informal try, lower my standing pulse and blood pressure reading (I am hypertensive) rather dramatically.

But still, if you have the time and find a good school and teacher, nothing beats Martial Arts training because the good ones exercise mind and body both at progressively more and more demanding levels - along with expanding flexibility.
RE: Not to Miller the thread but this is worth discussing here.  
ron mexico : 6/10/2019 1:53 pm : link
In comment 14468248 BlueHurricane said:
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I was a big proponent of working out until almost barfing on the floor.

Then I caught wind of this Rogan podcast. Changed my ability to feel amazing at 42 going on 43 years old. Rogan Podcast "How to workout smarter" - ( New Window )


thanks, that was a good listen. As a crossfitter who refuses to put myself in a pain cave this was good reinforcement
RE: RE: Not to Miller the thread but this is worth discussing here.  
BlueHurricane : 6/10/2019 2:16 pm : link
In comment 14468269 ron mexico said:
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In comment 14468248 BlueHurricane said:


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I was a big proponent of working out until almost barfing on the floor.

Then I caught wind of this Rogan podcast. Changed my ability to feel amazing at 42 going on 43 years old. Rogan Podcast "How to workout smarter" - ( New Window )



thanks, that was a good listen. As a crossfitter who refuses to put myself in a pain cave this was good reinforcement


Exactly. This isn't anti-crossfit or anti-HIIT. Just anti full throttle all the time. It has been a revelation. I went from 200/205 pounds and carrying a fair amount of body fat no matter how hard I pushed which was constantly max effort and max fatigue to being able to sit in the 210/215 range with much less body fat and feeling great.

Also not sure if it is related but I have to think it is....... My sleep has completely changed.
My very fit 26-year old daughter in LA  
richynyc : 6/10/2019 3:12 pm : link
...has become addicted to Barry's the last six months. Today she offered to take me there for a Father's Day workout since I'll be out there this weekend and I said, thanks but no thanks, I'm 64 an not keen to spend the day in the ER.
I've recently joined a boxing gym  
Larry from WV : 6/10/2019 4:10 pm : link
to go along with my lifting, cycling and running routine. It's a nice mixture of fun and HIIT round based workouts. It's a blast and the time flies by.
RE: RE: Not to Miller the thread but this is worth discussing here.  
islander1 : 6/10/2019 5:27 pm : link
In comment 14468261 Zeke's Alibi said:
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In comment 14468248 BlueHurricane said:


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I was a big proponent of working out until almost barfing on the floor.

Then I caught wind of this Rogan podcast. Changed my ability to feel amazing at 42 going on 43 years old. Rogan Podcast "How to workout smarter" - ( New Window )



That is one school of thought. I think that way leads to too much fuckaroundits in most people. I just don't know how have the off switch to back off. I prefer reverse period low volume training till failure. 4-6 work sets of heavy compound lifts till failure and only lift twice a week. Legs in the 7-9 rep range. Push and pull in the 6-8 rep range. Throw in yoga twice a week for mobility and I think I've found the fountain of youth. This way is also way less time consuming than what most people spend in the gym to get to where I'm at.

Recovery and diet are the most important things. Tracking is important as well. I used to like sprints on the beach, but my lower traps take way too long to recover and they affect my squat numbers so I've nixed them.


I agree. I'm 46.

I think the concept of working in lower/reasonable RPE ranges is intelligent, but the foundation of any strength training workout should be compound lifts, and doing them correctly.

I actually squat three times a week. Not heavy of course, but I've found that the more you squat, the less sore you get. I might deadlift once every 3-4 weeks and it's never a big deal. Rep range varies from 5-8 most of the time.

I'm personally not a fan of most crossift/OT/whatever else because I see too many approved bad technique to grind more reps, it's just scary.

I'm not saying 'someone's specific studio' is bad, but I've seen an awful lot of bad things happen to people around my age in these places.
Yeah crossfit can lead to bad practices  
ron mexico : 6/10/2019 5:46 pm : link
But if you have a good gym and are not concerned where you place on the whiteboard and keep it at an intensity that doesn't compromise form, it's great IMO.

I love showing up and having them have everything programmed and apprentice correction to technique I wouldn't get on my own. It also forces me to do exercises I wouldn't program for myself.

We do beachbody HIIT4 with Joel Freeman  
rasbutant : 6/11/2019 9:33 am : link
Best workout I have ever done (I'm fairly beginner level)

Also, i'm 43 and feel like i'm now in the best shape of my life after doing this for the past year +/-.

It was not too overwhelming to begin and i don't get bored into the routine. Also, those days when i'm just not feeling it and say well I'll just half a** it. Nope, the routine doesn't let you do it, and at the end i feel great and glad i did the workout.
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