CrossFit’s 2nd Fitness Standard – Sat 5.13.17
More from the original CrossFit article, What is Fitness?:
The essence of this model is the view that fitness is about performing well at any and every task imaginable. Picture a hopper loaded with an infinite number of physical challenges where no selective mechanism is operative, and being asked to perform fetes randomly drawn from the hopper. This model suggests that your fitness can be measured by your capacity to perform well at these tasks in relation to other individuals.
The implication here is that fitness requires an ability to perform well at all tasks, even unfamiliar tasks, tasks combined in infinitely varying combinations. In practice this encourages the athlete to dis-invest in any set notions of sets, rest periods, reps, exercises, order of exercises, routines, perioridization, etc. Nature frequently provides largely unforeseeable challenges; train for that by striving to keep the training stimulus broad and constantly varied.
The problem is, people mistake this Hopper model as a random training methodology, and not what it was meant for, a theoretical testing process. CrossFit is not and should not be programmed as random. But, you should be reminded to focus your training on things you might not be great at. For me it’s simple. Think of some movements you avoid…..then simply stop avoiding them!
Skill: movement review and warm up
Conditioning: Come in and find out! Bring a Friend!
The Compound’s Mission: To provide simple and effective training for a healthy life.
We train functional movements, including squatting, pushing, pulling, throwing, and jumping. Training this way ensures full range of joints and muscles, strengthening the entire body and allowing you apply these movements into everyday life. you will be much healthier and happier!
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