I never cease to be amazed by the pointless and goofy exercises I see the franchised boot camp company doing in their workouts. I genuinely feel sorry that their clients have paid hard-earned money for such a low quality exercise program without realizing that most of the exercises they’re doing are completely pointless and ineffective.
Today, in addition to lots of “wall sits“, I saw them doing some sort of a bizarre isometric lateral shoulder abduction type exercise. With their light hand weights, they raised their arms to the side and held them there (yes, the exercise looked as ridiculous as it sounds). Unless you are a scarecrow, and it is your job to stand with your arms raised for long periods of time, there is absolutely no good reason for a healthy person to be doing this exercise, and there’s certainly no reason for it to be done in a boot camp program where 99% of the clients just want to burn fat and tone their muscles.