I am starting an outdoor bootcamp in my neighborhood and will like to attrack the runnners. I don’ t run, and other than knowing the cross training benefits, strenght training for legs with focus on power, the weakness of the glutes and hamstrings I will like to hear from someone who has can talk from personal experience.
I agree with your reasons for wanting runners to be a part of your bootcamps. Cross training by participating in bootcamps is a great way for runners to both increase their endurance and gain strength.
I have a number of runners in my bootcamps and interval classes, and many of them run half and full marathons. Here are the benefits that they have told me they’ve gotten from class:
1. Increases in their endurance through modes other than running (I run an indoor Bootcamp and I tend to to do high intensity interval drills other than running, specifically so my runners experience different modes of cardio. Plyometric and calisthenics type drills can help with power, endurance, and agility).
2. Helps prevent injury by strengthening legs and hips
3. Helps keep the core strong (strong core helps with balance and posture which can help maintain good running form).
4. Provides a cross-training benefit that is a good total body workout
Also, the classes are a great way to do something new to alleviate some boredom.
Hope some of this information helps you. Good luck with your program!