I truly believe if we take this approach into our lives we will find a consistency that will provide the “look” we want. The ultimate goal of fitness should always be health.
In 2000, CrossFit defined Fitness as a buffer to sickness. Using a bell-shaped curve we can see that the fitter we become the greater the gap we create between us and pathological disease (sickness). CrossFit went as far as to define and quantify the difference between sickness, wellness, and fitness.
For instance, if you’re blood pressure is 140/90 you would be diagnosed as “hypertensive” (sick). If your blood pressure ranges 105/60 you are considered Fit. If you’re a male with a body fat percentage of 25% you are considered Obese (sick). In that same example if you are under 6% you are considered Fit. For every chronic disease, a label of sick, well, and Fit has been labeled for us.
Researchers have already done all the work to help us identify all the physiological markers of health. It’s our responsibility to study them and do everything we can to stay to the right of the curve.
It’s our responsibility to study them and do everything we can to stay to the right of the curve.
By creating this buffer from sickness we are literally adding years to our life. This starts and ends with a healthy lifestyle. Create a lifestyle that produces high levels of fitness. From there the looks will come.
Mario Ashley, MBA
Naples Strength & Conditioning, Owner