Since my business (a CrossFit Box and Sport Centre) closed down in May I actually couldn’t bear the thought of any kind of physical training.
I was completely overtrained, and the trauma of losing the business made me never want to see a CrossFit gym again. But recently the old desire to get CrossFitting started creeping in (thank goodness), proving once again that being slim, trim, agile and energised is part of being human – and we have an innate desire to be comfortable in our skin and physically active!
The question is … what’s the best way stay fit? The key world is “STAY” and the answer is simple. To sustainably stay fit you gotta do what you love!
Love walking the dog? Then walk the dog.
Love cleaning your garage? Do that.
There’s no need to suffer through hours of physical activity that you hate.
I use the 80-20 rule. If I love it 80% of the time – then I gotta stick with it during the 20% Suck Fest.
I’m a far cry from the fitness levels I was at in May (and I have no intention of getting back there) but this morning i did a great workout that I’d love to share with you. Here it is (the beginner version is in brackets):
– Ideally start with 10 -15min of yoga. 10 x Surya Namaska is great.
– Add a 20min Slow run or 30min upbeat walk
200m sprint (jog)
10 handstand push ups (normal push ups)
10 Pull Ups or Ring Rows (if you don’t have a pull up bar of TRX then swap out for Tricep dips)
20 med ball sit ups (or normal sit ups)
40 Double Unders (or single skips)
Hit a 5 minutes Mediation while your heart rate is still high. It intensifies the experience and deeply relaxes your body.
The stretch or roll out on a rumble roller as needed.
It won’t take long but it’ll make you feel great!
By the end of it you’ve accumulated
1 km run, 50 push ups, 100 squats, 50 pull ups and 100 sit ups. But it won’t feel like it. That’s the beauty of these kid of WODs.