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Fitness Rocks About - Eric Ellis

Eric Ellis

So, I'm the owner of this blog and I am definitely a workout guy who has been into nutrition, strength training, yoga, cycling, running, triathlons, competitive softball, played college baseball as a catcher. I believe in cross-fit and I'm just a normal guy who loves to max out life to its fullest while having a passion for staying in shape.

I have a lovely wife and 2 kids and work full-time in the IT industry.

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You'll find that I'm also a Beachbody workout fan. I started out with the first version of p90x many years ago to keep my competitive edge up in age group sports after college. That was something I proceeded to do for 2-3 years and then went to Insanity.  I would use these programs to train in the off season while I was doing triathlons

Then I went to p90x 2 and now I'm going after Focus t25.  I have also done Bodybeast and P90x3 as well.

Now, as life has progressed I still like to bike 3000 plus miles a year, I haven't raced in a while but that is something I plan on doing again in 2021. It will probably be something like a team triathlon or a long road road.

That's just a tad bit about me. Feel free to comment on the blog or use the contact us page to send me an email.

That's just a tad bit about me. Feel free to comment on the blog or use the contact us page to send me an email.

Take Care,

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Comments and Questions Below

  1. Thanks in advance for input.
    I’m starting to train for the amateur golden gloves boxing tournament in December.
    I think X3 would best compliment my training because it’s only 30 minutes and would not burn me out for my M,W,F boxing workouts which clock in at about 45 minutes each.
    Would doing X3 in the AM as per the calendar and my boxing in the PM M,W,F be a decent approach to training?
    X3 would be my fitness and conditioning prep.
    My boxing prep is bare bones due to time so it’s 15 minutes of warm-up including 3 rounds shadow boxing, 6 rounds of sparring, double the amount of compitetion rounds and 4-5 on the heavy bag.
    Look forward to your response.

    1. P90x3 is a beginner workout that can be made as difficult as you want and as intense as you want it. It’s a nice balance that will work all the body parts. It will also work on balance and flexibility which would really benefit your boxing routine.

  2. I have been searching for an appropriate workout plan but haven’t been able to find one and thinking maybe you can help. I’m 63 with arthritis in both knees, plus they tend to pop out of joint without warning at times. Otherwise I’m in fairly good shape, only slightly overweight, but looking for something not necessarily to lose weight but rather to keep me healthy, given that I can’t run or play the sports I used to play. Can you point me in the right direction? Thanks.

    1. Hey Ducan, I can related. I have had 3 knee surgeries and could use another one but I’m doing my best to avoid it. 🙂 When you have that issue, it is tough to find a good workout that is safe.
      Have you tried any yoga yet? I’m still able to jump around and what not. I do wear knee braces during the workout so that help give me strength going laterally. If you can get away with wearing braces that still give you some movement, yoga would be a great start. I would also focus on the upper body with dumbbells. You can do a lot of exercises with your chest, arms, shoulders and back. I would stay in the with something like 15 reps for 1 set, 12 reps for set 2 and 10 reps for set 3. At your current stage in your life, it’s all about stability and healthy living to do what you can. I get it.

      Take a look at the PiYo program here to see if you have any interest to it. I know yoga is not a sexy workout word but I’m telling it does wonders for the back, keeping you flexible, strengthening supporting muscles around your shoulders, knees and back. All the other ones have way to much jumping in them which I would not recommend at all. If I come up with something I will let ya know.

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