- Movement - How to move safely and effectively.
- Fitness - What it means to be fit. Its definition, the supporting theories, and how to go about attaining it in real life.
- Nutrition - Eat meat & vegetables, nuts & seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise, but not body fat.”
As I move into another season of workouts, I like to try something new to keep from getting bored. I still ride but it’s so cold now and the weather can keep us from group rides. 6 a.m. spin classes are back in full swing so that helps. I’ve tried various weight training classes but I seem to get nagging injuries in my shoulder or elbow joint, causing me to take time off. It makes me stay away from the gym as it takes longer and longer to recover from injuries now. I got an opportunity through the Durango Mountain Ski Resort to take part in a free introductory seven week CrossFit class. The hard part is that it’s held at 7:15 p.m. and I’m an early morning exerciser. I make dinner for the family and try to get out the door without eating too much (I made that mistake once and won’t make it again). For me, the learning curve was exponential from week one to week two. Who would have ever thought that I’d be doing “Kipping” pull-ups, L-sits, double-under jump rope, snatches, ring dips, deadlifts and squat thrusts? It’s apparent that the program works as each trainer looks like they could compete in the Olympics at any time. Last night, our trainer demonstrated a “pistol” (one-legged squat) going down to the floor without any hesitation or wobble. I couldn’t do that with both legs! Their motto is this: “CrossFit is not easy and it’s not simple. To be fit and physically competent to handle all of the challenges in life is no small endeavor. As you work to become a fitter and healthier person, you will need to learn about: