I recently discovered CrossFit, an oustanding fitness and exercise program/community that I have adopted for myself. Here is a 100 word summary of the CrossFit fitness philosophy:
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: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, 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 elements 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.
I have put myself on the CrossFit program and will also be implementing The Zone diet in the next week or so. I have heard nothing but good things regarding this combination of fitness and nutrition, so I hope to realize some nice results. The community surrounding CrossFit is absolutely incredible. There are literally thousands of CrossFitters around the world who are friendly and helpful to beginners.
This weekend, CrossFit West Chester will be celebrating their grand opening event, and I would like to encourage anyone who is able to come and check it out. You can find out more at the CrossFit West Chester website. Ben Kaminski is the man behind this local CrossFit affiliate and is an outstanding person to know.