In case you don’t have your ear to the streets, (and why would you, it’s filthy) you might not know about a new trend: the “dad bod”.
In short, the dad bod is the body your dad’s got. you go check him out and tell him we said hello while you’re out. Don’t worry, we’ll wait.
You back? Okay cool. So the dad bod, as you saw, means you’re not cut anymore. You do some sit-ups and maybe run a little, but your youthful definition is gone. It’s cool, man. The ladies are into it. It’s socially acceptable. It’s in GQ, for crying out loud.
Every father knows that the first thing to disappear with a new baby is spare time. But a lot of fathers also find that not-spare time also disappears. And some of that not-spare time includes things like exercise/gym time. Many fathers would like to keep up on their workout routine, but would also like to be spending time with their kids. So, one smart father mashed together workout routines and father-baby time and came up with a board-book called “Baby Barbells: The Dad’s Guide to Fitness and Fathering.”
That father is Joshua Levitt, ND – a naturopathic doctor that runs a family medical practice in Connecticut and teaches at the Yale School of Medicine. Levitt’s book is great – and not just because he’s putting workout time back on your clock. Keep reading, and maybe you too will feel the burn.
A friend of mine has been introducing me to CrossFit, a fitness training regiment primarily based around power-lifting and full-body calisthenics. Every day a new workout is published at a central website, CrossFit.com. Today’s workout was…five rounds for time of: 135 pound Back squat, 20 reps and a 20-yard handstand walk.
Included at the bottom of every posted workout are usually some times/records from notable CrossFit athletes around the world. There will also usually be a demonstration video of these athletes doing the “workout of the day” (WOD). Today’s demo video came from a group of CrossFit kids (CrossFitKids.com).
And that’s when stuff got real!