Welcome to the Fitness Nonconformity Hall of Fame! There are a lot of people out there doing a lot of great things in the fitness world, but I am really only impressed with the guys who are doing it in a nonconformist type of way.
This made me decide to start a hall of fame. The hall of fame is for people who are doing incredible things, are in incredible shape and are doing all this with less than most.
Refusal to conform to the prevailing fitness form or type.
What does it really mean?
That can depend on the person. Maybe you lean more towards functional fitness as opposed to “everything else”. Maybe you train in your garage as opposed to a commercial gym. Maybe you want to be able to do certain things as opposed to look at certain way.
Whatever it is, welcome to Fitness Nonconformity and welcome to the Fitness Nonconformity Hall of Fame. Today, we highlight three athletes who are pretty much giving the finger to the fitness conformists out there (the 20 minutes on a treadmill while watching TV and talking on a cell phone type of people).
Athlete 1: Rocky Balboa
Watching this guy train and get in the best shape of his life with lifting logs, punching slabs of meat and chasing chickens gives him a permanent spot in the End of Three Fitness Nonconformity Hall of Fame.
Really, watch the whole YouTube video above. It is really cool and motivational for the fitness nonconformists out there!
Athlete 2: Blair Morrison
If you haven’t already, you should check out his blog. This man is truly passionate about fitness. It is always good to see someone else out there who truly loves to train.
Beyond doing really cool outdoor workouts and being in amazing shape he has actually put his fitness to the test at the CrossFit Games multiple times and has done very well. He didn’t make it to the Games this year, but he was damn close and it was a fluke.
Athlete 3: 60-year-old playground athlete
This guy is 60 years old, has an amazing physique and does it all at a playground. Sounds like he pretty much sticks to the same routine, which is a very nonconformist way to go about things and sees great results – a shoo-in for the Fitness Nonconformity Hall of fame.
I am sure there are plenty of guys I don’t know about or have not even mentioned. Hey, maybe you are even one of them! Let me know. Add any YouTube videos, links or pictures of other fitness nonconformists who are worthy of the hall of fame. I will post them to the hall of fame next time I do an update, and their picture will go on the wall.
To answer your question, yes, I put each of the athlete’s photographs in the frames above (digitally) :).