Scary Change = Excitement

Here’s an e-mail I received from a new, Change Your Body Boot Camp client.

Hey Mike,

I just wanted to let you know that after Day 1 of Boot Camp I’m really excited! The workout was hard and I can’t believe how much I’m feeling it today! I think that this change was just what I needed. This really challenges me to do all I can and be the best I can be to keep up with everyone! It’s still a little scary but everyone seems pretty cool and nice so I’m glad I made the change.

I can only imagine how hard tomorrow’s workout will be since my legs and arms are pretty beat up from yesterday!

I hope you have a super day and I’ll see you bright and early tomorrow!


Lisa, I thought you did great and I look forward to coaching you tomorrow.

Mike Alves

I’m a professional, do not try this at home! (wink)

Here’s a fun one for you. I was racking the ‘ol cabeza, literally, to come up with some new vertical push exercises.

Lets see. We’ve got overhead presses, dips, push press/jerks…what about a Hand Stand Push Up?

Can I even do one?

Watch the videos below and find out.

Here is attempt #1. For the record I did 5 or 6 total, though my bro only caught 2 or 3.

I am aware they were not pretty. My hips “sagged” towards the door. What happened to my trunk stability?

Attempt #2, Tripod Push Up. (wanted to correct the sagging hips, so changed direction)

No chance. I think I maxed out on the first set.

Attempt #3, From a Hand Stand again with back against the door.

Nope! Not happening. Have to try again tomorrow.

To my clients. Yup, you know what’s coming. Hope you don’t mind having blood rush to your head. 🙂

Course, I won’t teach it, if I can’t do it, so your safe. For a little while.


Mike Alves

Personal Training, Semi-Private Training & Boot Camps in Boston and Newton, MA