If you want to stay fit and be healthy, we all know that the formula is (approximately) 80% diet and 20% exercise, but that isn’t always the case.
Some people don’t watch out for their diets at all, instead relying on incredible metabolisms or perhaps intense, extreme amounts of exercise and physical activity. But then of course there are those who really just love extreme sports.
I can’t exactly say that I’m one of the people who love to do extreme sports on a regular basis, but I have tried them and I am happy to try anything at least once.
There are a ton of different options for extreme sports and extreme ways to get fit, but lately these are the ones that I’ve noticed have been gaining traction.
Have you tried them before? Let me know in the comment section.
I’ve tried them all, and I’m not sure if I would do them again…but I will admit I had fun!
So let’s start with an old favourite:
The word crossfit has been making the rounds lately. A lot of my friends have been getting into it, even.
I’ve done it myself a few times and I do plan to get more into it, but right now it’s more of something I do on the side.
Crossfit was developed by Coach Greg Glassman. It’s a fitness regimen that took years to develop.
It has a stigma of being fairly low-impact, but that’s mainly from people not doing it right, there are in fact some complexities to it.
You have to be fit and able to handle all of the challenges and activities.
You will need to learn about an entirely new lifestyleófrom food, to fitness, to movement (how to move safely and whatnot).
This one is a bit more popular, and it’s very much likely to be something you’ve even heard of before. It’s in a lot of films and TV shows after all.
Parkour is basically a method of training that is holistic, developed and adapted from training on military obstacle courses.
Parkour can involve all sorts of different activities, all of them designed to keep a practitioner’s momentum so that they can get from Point A to B much faster.
When I first got started I found a sufficient parking garage barrier and a few other obstacles to practice with.
I’m still not all that good, but practice makes perfect.
Another killer, triathlons are mixes of marathons (runs), swimming, and biking.
You have to accomplish all three.
And to join a triathlon, you should really be fi and that means it includes an incredible amount of training that you would end up having to do.
No wonder all the triathletes I have ever met were incredibly fit and huge inspirations at that.
Have you ever found yourself wanting to try out any extreme sports?
If you have, which ones are they?
Let me know in the comments below!
In the meantime I’m headed back to that parking garage to practice parkour some more… Wish me luck!!