In the previous post, we established that philosophy is a collection of our own authentic experiences and how we interpret them.
To revisit this – from the last post:
Philosophy is… a collection of our own authentic experiences. We see and interpret the world, based on things that we encounter in our day to day lives… each of us will define philosophy differently.
As long as there is an intention to understand our experiences and make use of them, we are all practicing philosophy in our own unique way.
But what if we extend this same notion to fitness, given that’s what we all do around here?
Each of us has a personal philosophy, and then we have our own fitness philosophy – how we like to train and move towards our health and wellness goals.
I am willing to bet that the majority of reader’s fitness philosophy is something along the lines of: “constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity” – or CrossFit for short.
However, just as we discussed with our personal philosophies; there are numerous ways of seeing the world. The same goes for fitness; there are numerous ways to get fit, strong and healthy.
CrossFit is not the panacea for all people – it’s something cool that we like to do because we get a sweat on, lift some heavy weights and get a high five or fist bump on our way out the door. That’s our fitness philosophy, but it doesn’t mean that everyone who doesn’t CrossFit is wrong. The same goes for those who subscribe to F45, bodybuilding, long distance running or any other type of training.
That’s because it serves us to think outside the box with our fitness as well; to dabble in different modalities; to experiment and learn off different philosophies.
So ask yourself this week:
Disclaimer: I love CrossFit and think it is incredible. However, I believe it is essential to question and challenge our beliefs.
– Serge Houhlias –