What does Fit mean?

Over the epic Mothers Day weekend, I was fortunate enough to spend it with friends and family and have a discussion around my passion; Fitness. 

What does it mean to be Fit?

The answer is different for each of us. 

Maybe 'Fit' means you can lift a lot of weight, run fast, jump high, run far, do 100 pull-ups without stopping, swim fast..........

Maybe it means you are a professional athlete, or you have the ability to qualify for the CrossFit Regionals.........or even bigger.....The CrossFit Games. 

What's funny is that when I ask the question to folks, regardless of who they are or what their fitness level is,  the answers are ALWAYS different. Does it mean you aren't FIT if your definition doesn't align with mine? Absolutely not! 

FIT is whatever you think it is. Your own definition of 'FIT' will evolve as your own personal Fitness evolves. Therefore, in my humble opinion, there is no wrong answer here ;)

I remember I used to think I was FIT before I started CrossFit. Then I did my first CrossFit workout, way back in 2009, and realized that I was NOT FIT! 

Now, at the age of 39, I feel more Fit than I ever have been have in my life. What is that based upon? 

It's based upon my Fitness abilities. The ability to lift heavy, to move fast and efficient, to execute various movements with efficiency (mixed modalities, as we would call it in this program/sport), jump high, to understand how to breathe efficiently for the task at hand, execute high amounts of repetitions of any movement with proficiency, and perhaps the most functional, feel that I can go out and do anything active without hesitation and feel confident that I will do well. Whether that be a pickup beach volleyball game, a hike, a trail run, a 5k, 10k, a CrossFit competition, a swim session, a surfing session, a handstand walk challenge, a weightlifting competition.......etc.

What is your definition of Fit? 

Whatever it is, embrace the fact that it will evolve. 

Enjoy the ride! 

Make it a great week of Fitness friends! 

A. 4x3 back squat @20X1 tempo (build HAP)
*rest 90sec b/w sets

B1. 4x10 db push press (HAP)
*rest 30sec
B2. 4x6/arm; renegade row (HAP) *maintain a rigid body, no rocking or twisting.
*rest 90sec

C1. 3x20sec hollow body hold
C2. 3x30sec/side; side plank
*rest 60sec b/w sets

A. 4x3 back squat @20X1 tempo (build HAP)
*rest 90sec b/w sets

B1. 4x10 db push press (HAP)
*rest 30sec
B2. 4x6/arm; renegade row (HAP) *maintain a rigid body, no rocking or twisting.
*rest 90sec

C1. 3x20sec L-sit (accumulate if needed)
C2. 3x30sec/side; side plank
*rest 60sec b/w sets