This time I will not post anything about guitar or even music, but of my new found passion for training!
Having been out of shape for a couple of years now (weighing in at roughly 100kg's to my 6" frame), I have finally come across the training form above all others for me; CrossFit!
It is a fitness program that combines a wide variety of functional strength movements, into a (most often) timed or scored workout. This enables you to easily track your progress, not only in in individual lifts, but to get a overall assessment of your physical fitness level, including endurance. Plus, it's fun as heck!!
I've been at it for a few months now, and have never had this much endurance and all my lifts have gone up to personal bests as well. And this while still being at roughly 95kg's now (soem body recomposition has occurred so I've lost significantly more than 5kg's of fat). I have had problems keeping my motivation up in earlier years, constantly starting to work out, only to falter and drop off the wagon a few weeks later.
This time I'm working out with a friend that is in awesome shape and that helps motivate me and keep me on track. And the progress I've made with CF has really been all the inspiration I needed should I not have a training partner to kick my butt!
Here's a vid from the tube, showing CrossFit for you guys!