Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Very Brady Crossfit

Remember the scene from The Brady Bunch when Peter discovers that his volcano "really works" and it gushes all over Marsha who is trying to impress some new girls in order to get into a club?  Well, for some reason, that silly but nostalgic sit com scene is what I thought about recently.  Warning:  Not bragging here.  Simply trying to demonstrate the power of Crossfit.

Disclaimer:  When I first started Crossfit, I was running, running, running.  I wondered how something that does not warrant a lot of time (i.e. the daily WOD's sometimes being 3-4 minutes and that's it) make such a significant impact on my fitness.  The Crossfit Coaches at CFC politely and patiently persisted that if you eat well and do Crossfit consistently, then your fitness will change.  The exact words were,

"Don't focus on weight loss.  Focus on eating a "clean diet" and coming to Crossfit consistently."  

Six months later I have the following WOD's to compare:

3 Rounds of  .  .  .

400 meter run
21 Kettlebell swings
12 pull ups

October time:  15:12
December time:  12:40
The Filthy Fifty
50 box jumps (24")
50 jumping pull ups
50 kettlebell swings
50 walking lunges
50 knees to elbows
50 push press (45 lbs.)
50 back extensions
50 wall balls (20 lbs.)
50 burpees
50 double unders

October time:  29:50
December time:  28:10

When Peter Brady discovers the power of his volcano, he is astonished.  He's astounded!

Cheesy but true.  I feel the same way.  It's easier said than done, but any sound exercise program combining strength and endurance coupled with a solid, clean diet WILL.  YIELD.  RESULTS.  It's harder than hell some days.  Anticipating the valleys after the high of the peaks is important.  So much goes into it.  But.........


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