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Rick Ross and the ‘CrossFit’ Effect
The man originally known as William Leonard Roberts II says he’s lost about 85 pounds in the past year through lifestyle changes and CrossFit workouts. Mr. Roberts aka Rick Ross also said when he suffered from two seizures in one day, his weight loss journey began. That’s when the popular rapper decided to reduce his 300-pound frame – and Ross has been successful.
The provocative rapper told Good Morning America“I just feel like I was at the point in my life where, you know, so many other positive things were happening in my in my in my career, my life. And, you know, two years ago I suffered two seizures,” the 38-year-old said. “And, you know, I woke up from that. And I was like, ‘Wow.'”
Ross’ weight loss accomplishment can also be credited to the strength-training workouts he does via CrossFit – something he dubs “RossFit” – which is a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) way of working out to build fat-burning benefits and speed up weight loss.
“CrossFit overall is more of an intense workout. So instead of doing 20 minutes on the treadmill, you’ll (do) a 20-minute CrossFit workout and you’ll be not only building your endurance, but also muscle simultaneously.”
Ross said he stills eats the way he used to, but in smaller portions, and he makes exercise a priority. “I eat pears now and s**t like that,” he said. “I still eat the way I want to eat. I just go to the gym.”