Rapper Rick Ross credits CrossFit workouts and a healthy diet for his 100-pound weight loss.
Rapper Rick Ross credits CrossFit workouts and a portion-controlled diet for his 100-pound weight loss, which he showed off on Instagram. “I do this sh*t called CrossFit,” said Ross. “I call it ‘RossFit.'”
Rick, a former couch potato, said he actually enjoys his CrossFit training even though it’s tough. “It’s a different type of workout,” he said. “I feel good.”
Ross, 38, has been doing CrossFit for more than a year, and has totally transformed his body, as his incredible before and after photo shows.
“We had started doing it last year,” Rick told 93.9 WKYS FM in June 2014. “The most I used to do for exercise was stand up to count the money, you know what I’m saying?”
While low carb diets such as the Paleo, Atkins and ketogenic plans are all the rage among celebrities these days, Rick didn’t make drastic changes to his diet, but said he eats less junk food and more fruit.
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.”
Rick decided to take control of his health after suffering two seizures in one day back in 2011. The seizures, which occurred on two separate flights, left him unconscious, and CPR was necessary to revive him.
Rick doesn’t have a specific weight loss goal, but is proud of his progress. “It was just time for me to tighten up a little bit,” he said. “I have no destination, no specific weight [goal].”
Ross isn’t the only celebrity who has lost a dramatic amount of weight doing CrossFit workouts. Country superstar Tim McGraw credited the combination of CrossFit and the Paleo diet for his incredible 40-pound weight loss.
At age 47, McGraw is in the best shape of his life and has a rippling 8-pack for the first time in his life. McGraw said his CrossFit workouts incorporate kettlebell swings, hammer strikes, tire flips, sled pulling, and strength-training with martial-arts expert Roger Yuan.