I am fascinated by this fitness movement called Crossfit.
The head of the Crossfit movement was interviewed recently and gave the Crossfit definition of fitness:
“So Girevik readers can get some sense of our method, here from that issue of the CrossFit Journal is “World-Class Fitness in 100 Words”:
“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, 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.”
The nearest gym is in Syracuse, a bit of a haul but Jim and Charlotte and I might head up there for their foundations training, learning the basic movements of the exercises they use.