As I understand
it is to be as able bodied
and agile as you can be
In my case the benchmark was set pretty low
on the curve
gotta start somewhere yes?
To quote Crossfit founder Greg Glassman:
World-Class Fitness in 100 Words:
– Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.
– Practice and train major lifts: the deadlift, the clean, the squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, the rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast.
– Five or six days per week mix these exercises in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense.
– Regularly learn and play new sports.
My current crossfit program is not very kosher.
It involves raising and lowering heads, arms, and legs (8-30lbs) multiple repa a day at the office and standing around without breaking a sweat.
For gross motor work, I also carry sacks of laundry.
My fine motor workout is called:
press and fold. And play guitar.
I do sweep, mop, vacuum, cook, do dishes, make beds, clean bathrooms, and pick up junk from the floor. Doesn’t that count?
There is always more. The endless part of my workout. The cardio, if you will.
Couple times a week I hit the playground play a little soccer, badminton, shoot hoops and arrows, monkey around with brachiation or spar kungfu with a very combative training partner who gives no quarter.
For relaxation, I do yoga and taichi or get massage therapy.
Alex’s Home Gym
– a low stool
– a kettlebell
– a club
– a stick
– a table
– a corner
– a wall
– a pole
– the floor
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