George has been growing rapidly.
He took up Crossfit last year at the age of 12, just as his body began to take on the kind of life-changing transformation which comes with puberty. It has been THE best thing that could have happened during this period. Some time after that he decided to adjust his diet to become semi-Paleo.
The combination of these two changes has brought him:-
- self confidence
- a role model in the form of his fitness coach
- an outlet for his hormones and his energy
- a sense of joining manhood as he challenges his body to increasingly difficult but rewarding things
- a marked improvement on the rugby pitch
Instead of succumbing to the spreading middle which so many early teenagers end up with after the endless hours of X-Box coma, he has blossomed. His shoulders are broadening, his strength is increasing and his abs are tight. I could not be prouder.
Thanks indeed to the wonderful coach at Crossfit HG3 who dedicates so much time to these boys. I would highly recommend this as a form of exercise for any teen, any time.
These pictures were taken just over a year apart – June 2012 and August 2013. What a difference a year makes.