General Physical Skills Trained and Practiced in CrossFit

These are the 10 General Physical Skills that are trained and practiced in CrossFit:

1. Cardiovascular/Respiratory Endurance – The ability of the body’s systems to gather, process, and transport oxygen.

2. Stamina – The ability of the body to process, store, deliver, and utilize energy.

3. Strength – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units to apply force.

4. Flexibility – The ability of maximizing the range of motion at a given joint.

5. Power – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units to apply maximum force in minimum time.

6. Speed – The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.

7. Coordination – The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.

8. Agility – The ability to minimize transition time between one movement pattern to another.

9. Accuracy – The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.

10. Balance – The ability to control the placement of the body’s center of gravity in relation to its support base.

The first four (Endurance, Stamina, Strength, and Flexibility) are trained on. The last four (Coordination, Agility, Accuracy, and Balance) are practiced. The middle two (Power and Speed) are trained on and practiced.

Special thanks to Mr. Jim Cawley of Dynamax Medicine Balls for this information.

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