December 30, 2008

I AM CROSSFIT



What was I doing before Crossfit? I was curling bars and tricep extensions. I was running marathons, riding my bike long distances, and doing some swimming. I was eating meats, some vegetables, some nuts, some fruit, some starch and moderate amounts of sugar. I kept levels of food that supported exercise and some body fat. I never did deadlift, unless it was straight leg with dumbbells, I did some cleans, never heavy, presses, never to full extension, never clean and jerk, never snatch. I did cartwheels when at the park, some pull-ups, dead hang max rep 9, some dips off a bar, never rings...what are rings, never rope climb, some push-ups, not full extension, some sit-ups, never press to handstand, pirouettes...never, flips..huh, splits and holds who, some stairstep, some elliptical, sometimes hard more times fast, some mixing and matching. Routine...most of the time, workouts were sometimes as long as 2 hours.

Times are a changing. I found this photo of myself before I really ever started to Crossfit. In fact the banner in the back ground was were I trained before I started to train people at my garage gym. This picture is in fact our first ever Fight Gone Bad event September 2005. I was training for my first half Ironman and my first marathon... leading up to my first Ironman.

The first Picture is this past Fight Gone Bad, September 2008. I AM CROSSFIT. I eat meats and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and little sugar. I keep intakes to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. I practice and train major lifts- deadlift, squat clean, presses to full extension, clean and jerk and snatch. I work on gymnastic style movements, pull-up, dips with rings, push-ups, sit-ups, press to handstand, pirouettes, some flips, some splits and holds. I bike to transport myself, run fast, swim and row for speed. I train five or six days a week and mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Workouts are short and intense. I regularly DO a workout that scars me. Most of all, I LOVE WHAT I DO!

3 comments:

mills said...

Interactive exercise bike include interactive video games that add some excitement to a mundane exercise routine. Body movements using handgrips or pedaling speed control every action on the screen.

Mark, Technical Recruiter said...

yeah but even in that older pic (before Crossfit), you're walking with a purpose and a mission. That is genetic, ya know??? You're born with the attitude, Carey! awesome stuff...

Duane said...

Love your videos!