CrossFit - Greg Glassman

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

CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity.

About Me

I became involved in CrossFit in March 2015.  My triathlon training and strength training were getting stale and I wanted to dip a toe in the Micro Gym phenomenon.

I was very impressed by the emphasis on Olympic Weightlifting and Gymnastics movements.  I like the community atmosphere and have found balance between being motivated in a group workout setting and checking my ego at the door.  While my metabolic conditioning and mobility has improved, I continue to struggle with nutrition.  This is described as rowing with only one oar in the water.

I still find the costs astronomical.  Typical box memberships are between $150 and $200/month.  My benchmarks are Globo gyms that can be as cheap as $10/month, Masters Swimming that is around $40-$80/month, and my corporate gym access which is included as part of my compensation package.

All of my fitness and lifestyle goals are being met.  I am learning new things.  I am more engaged in fitness than I have been in a long time.  Finally, I am making more friends along the way.

CrossFit Undeniable - March-June 2015
MBS CrossFit - July-December 2016 (with 4x/month drop in at CorePower)
CorePower Yoga - January 2016-August 2016 (with 4x/month drop in at MBS)
West Metro CrossFit - February 2017-April 2017 (Groupon trial membership)

Today, I train primarily by myself following a mix of main site programming at CrossFit.com and sometimes HyperFit programming.  My intention is to customize and focus on powerlifting and gymnastics progressions while adding monostructural components 2-3x/week.


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