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The Slob's Guide To Fitness


Reebok CrossFit
Gustavo Gonzalez, Production Director

Photographed for Maxim by John Loomis | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2014

Approximately $215/month for 12 classes, crossfit.com
What it is: Bare-bones exercises like skipping rope, squats, box jumps, crunches, pull-ups, and weights. It’s cult-like in the intensity of fans’ devotion. Class sizes ranged from 10 in the mornings to 80 in the late afternoons. 
Frequency: I went three to four times a week at the local Reebok CrossFit. On off days I’d work on cardio on my own.
Convenience: One benefit is that once you’re CrossFit-certified, you can hit up classes all around the country. 
Intensity: There are three tiers of intensity. I started at Tier 1, and by the end I’d made it into Tier 3, which was completely insane. And did I mention there are no breaks in the classes, which run 30–60 minutes?
X-factor: In hindsight, I wish I would have stayed with the same time slot every day instead of moving from morning to midday. That noon class was crazy, with 50 people crammed in there.
Results: I’d definitely keep doing it, but I wouldn’t recommend it if for losing weight. While I burned fat, I gained muscle.
But can you do it drunk? I cut out alcohol completely, so I wouldn’t know. But I seriously doubt it.
Calories Burned: 12 per minute - that's six million calories a year... if you do it 24/7.

On Gustavo: Reebok Crossfit Move Weight Tee, $40, San Bernardino Shorts, $45, Reebok.com

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