- 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 (don't miss this video), flips (I'll be posting a video soon of us doing this), 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.
Lots of good CrossFit videos here.
I owned an aerobics/fitness business for 17 years in Key West. Plus I ran 6 miles a day for about 15 years. Then I got married, had kids, started working a real job and got too busy to work out. Once I stopped and got fat and weak, I couldn't get myself motivated again. Unless I was going on stage, then I'd do Weight Watchers and the treadmill till I was skinny. Once the show was over… well, you notice there are rarely full-body shots of me on the blog.
Suddenly, I'm hot for exercising again. (Geez, I hope it lasts!!!) Going to the gym is ok, better than nothing and I can get a good workout there. But it bores the life outta me and it's expensive, especially since the boys have been interested in going. So I'm considering building a home gym. But I'm thinking, why bring all those same boring exercises home? I'm probably much less likely to do them here!
But this gym… I could get really excited having this gym in my house! Add a trampoline in the yard, and we are set. No more expensive than a commercial gym the first year, then practically free after that.
I'm working on it. First thing I'm going to do is hang a rope somewhere I can climb… that would be really cool. Brace yourself: full body shots coming any day now!