World-Class Fitness in 100 Words (and 20 Links)
What are our bodies capable of? What is the direct path toward achieving our best body and maximizing our athletic potential?
Greg Glassman, one of the founders of Crossfit, gave a shot at penning that answer in 100 words. It’s a great summary, that deserves to be read and reread, broken down for greater understanding and pondered. We’ve made things interesting by interpreting the words into 20 pretty cool examples.
Read the post and check out the links for greater understanding.
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.
–Greg Glassman, co-founder of Crossfit