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New Blog

January 4, 2009

In order to reduce the amount of clutter and not water down the focus of our Outdoor Activity Blog, I created a new blog just to be used as a Fitness Blog/Diary.

Quest For Fitness

I’ll use that one to log workouts, routines, commentary, or common cycling primarily related to just trying to get in shape.  That will leave this log for the (hopefully) more interesting endeavors (which the Fitness Quest is hopefully prepping us for!)

I (maybe we) will be injecting CrossFit type workouts into our fitness activities.

After reading quite a bit of information from Crossfit, Brand X, and personal anecdotes from Mountain Bikers, I decided to incorporate some of the CrossFit philosophy into my workout.  As I feel inspired, I’ll see if more or less CrossFit becomes a reality.

Why the CrossFit philosophy?
Cycling and Scuba Diving leave major parts of my body unworked and/or atrophied.  Carrying heavy steel doubles on heaving boats for wreck diving, or up and down steps across uneven ground for Cave diving, or riding a mountain bike on twisting single-track requires good core strength.  Rather than just rely on those activities to get a core workout, I’d rather try to be proactive.  Also, these activities sometimes require maximum strength efforts that none of my favorite activities are providing preparation for (e.g. Road Cycling, Scuba)

It seems that CrossFit-type activities might fill the bill.

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