I'm experimenting with James Fitzgerald's OPT regime at the moment. That's what I did last night, and that's what I did this morning with much living-room rearranging. It's a little over-the-top with timing, but it's efficient and I like it. Cool new take on CrossFit. Nothing was killer here except the glute-ham raises.
An Iraq war vet whose legs were mangled in combat, Hector Delgado now regularly does dozens of reps of pull-ups, sit-ups, squats, and other CrossFit favorites like "thrusters," and rows. For breakfast he eats eight scrambled egg whites, four hard-boiled eggs, and an orange. He only works out to metal. Favorites include System of a Down and Metallica. In short, he's pretty hard core. And pretty impressive. And you can read all the details of his workout in today's Wall Street Journal.
If you're hoping to qualify for the CrossFit Games next summer, today's workout would include 10 minutes of handstand pushups. Just FYI. You may wish to start with a single handstand pushup, or even just a handstand. Or find a rope to climb, like this Canadian CrossFitter.
How do I describe this? "Butterfly pull-ups" involve a quick circling motion, almost like doing the worm in the air, to get a lot of reps chin over bar in not a lot of time. Anyway, I learned to do this today. Woop! I went to a new CF gym in CT: CrossFit Performance in Fairfield, which I thought was really a top notch place.