CrossFit is about raising your general physical preparedness (GPP). How? By improving 10 general physical skills. They are:
- Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance: The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.
- Stamina: The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.
- Strength: The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.
- Flexibility: the ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint
- Power: The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.
- Speed: The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.
- Coordination: The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.
- Agility: The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.
- Balance: The ability to control the placement of the bodies center of gravity in relation to its support base.
- Accuracy: The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.
According to CrossFit, you are only as fit as you are capable each of the 10.
Just looking at this list, on a scale of 1-10, where are you with each? Where are your deficiencies?
Over the next 10 weeks, we'll look at some ways to work on each through practice and training. Bring up the deficiencies and the rest of the skills will rise with them.