Brian Lee is a 6'2'' Crossfit competitor and fitness enthusiast! He's passionate about physical and mental health. Here's what he had to say...
Brian's In House Workout
Anything body weight related is doable and accessible to everyone! Pushups, hand release pushups, air squats, jumping squats, jumping Jack's, handstand holds against the wall, lunges and jumping lunges are all great exercises.
And we can’t forget the core, sit ups, crunches, leg raises, planks, and side planks are great. A combination of all of the above will surely make you sweat!
Try the below:
5 rounds of:
25 jumping Jack's
50 jumping squats
1 minute plank hold
Who and what inspired you to be passionate about Mental and Physical Health?
I sort of picked it up myself. I've always been a very competitive person and training gave me a positive outlet to bring it out.
How do you sustain and manage your Mental & Physical Health ?
Surround yourself with people who love the same things you do. Work hard together, encourage each other, compete together, and everyone will succeed together.
Who are your top Mental and Physical health mentors and why?
Rafael Nadal was my idol growing up and he is still a source of inspiration for me. He never gives up until the final point is played which motivates me to never give up.
What do you think the recipe is to acquire ideal mental and physical health for the general human being?
Time and will power. Many people come up with excuses for themselves that they don’t have time to work out because of their busy schedule. Everyone is busy nowadays so you need to make time and motivate yourself to move. Make time to let out some steam.
What are the biggest mental and physical health challenges you have had to overcome?
Definitely injuries. Physical fatigue and muscle pain is part of any cross fitters daily routine. I've had some injuries that put me in the sidelines for months and coming back and trying to get back to where you were is tough when you see everyone progressing and you're back at square one. It's tough but with the right circle and motivation it’s possible to come back stronger.
What do you think is the biggest misconception around mental health and physical health?
That some people just don’t have the mind and body to achieve what they want. Work hard, listen to your body, and everything is possible.
What are some books, podcasts, YouTube channels, or any source of media that you would recommend to read for anybody trying to achieve ideal physical and mental health?
I actually don’t rely on social media for this. I'm lucky enough to have great family and friends which share my ideals and they motivate me to achieve good physical and mental health.
If you could change one thing about the Mental and Physical Health state of Canada , what would it be?
A lot of Canadians say that we don’t have the same training regiments or equipment or mind set of other countries. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. If you want to achieve something, put in the time and effort and make it happen.
Brian Lee Instagram @crossfitazn