The hip-hop star says CrossFit and healthier eating did the trick
Have you seen Rick Ross lately?
The hip-hop star has been losing weight gradually since last year and has dropped an estimated 100 pounds, according to reports. Ross, who has continuously touted the CrossFit program when asked about his slimmer figure, and his rep have not confirmed an actual number.
Fans started to notice Ross’ weight loss last fall. He appeared slimmer than ever at Hot 107.9 FM’s Birthday Bash 19 in Atlanta on June 14.
The rapper had for years struggled with his weight and had also been ridiculed for it.
Ross has talked about his weight loss several times over the past few months, saying he has been training with the CrossFit program, which combines a slew of high-intensity workouts.
“It’s a different type of little workout,” he said on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” last September, adding, “I feel good.”
In April of this year, Ross told 93.9 WKYS FM, “It was just time for me to tighten up a little bit. As far as, you know, me working out … I have no destination, no specific weight. I’ve been doing this CrossFit thing, you know, shout out to Reebok, and, you know, it’s just catching up a little bit.”
In May, Ross, appearing shirtless, talked about his weight loss in an on-camera interview with British DJ Tim Westwood. “I ain’t really keeping up on the amount of weight,” he said. “I just wanted to get in some better shape, put myself in a better position. So I just, I still eat the way I want to eat … I just go to the gym. I do this s–t called, uh, CrossFit. I call it ‘RossFit.’”
Ross said that via Reebok, he had obtained a trainer who introduced him to the method, which has been touted by the likes of auto racing star Danica Patrick and Bob Harper of “The Biggest Loser.”
“Let’s say, for instance, if you got on a treadmill and you did that s–t for 30 minutes. Yeah, you’re burning calories, but you could be doing something that’s burning calories and building muscle at the same time. So it’s like you’re working out a shorter time. I could go out and do some s–t for 20 minutes and you could be looking like this, you heard me?” he said, looking at the camera and flexing his bicep and, later, his pecs.
“You know, the most I used to do for exercise was stand up to count the money,” he joked. “But now, they give me fruit to eat. I forgot what fruit tasted like. I eat pears now and s–t like that.”
From Black Health Zone