10 General Physical Skills

May 9th, 2013

Category: CrossFit

10 General Physical Skills

Which ones do YOU need to work on?!

Which ones do YOU need to work on?!

There are ten recognized general physical skills. They are cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. You are as fit as you are competent in each of these ten skills. A regimen develops fitness to the extent that it improves each of these ten skills.

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.

Don’t miss out on the Regional Competition next weekend. Last year the CrossFit Southie finished in 2nd place and made it all the way to LA. Don’t miss out on this inspiring community event at the Reebok Headquarters in Canton. We are fortunate to have the event this close to home, some gyms drive over 5 hours to come spectate. To purchase tickets please click here

Mobility
Mash Party

WOD
40-30-20
Power Cleans (115/80)
Burpees
Swings (2/1.5)

Level 2 – 30-20-10; (95/65); (1.5/1)
Level 1 – 30-20-10; (1/.75)

DISCUSSION 1 Comments

  1. Micah Risk-Uspensky 05/09/2013 at 11:48 pm

    Wowww, that was so tough! I loved it!! I especially appreciated Chuck’s “shutting the door with arms full of baby and groceries” impression.
    Rx reps with L2 weight at 26:42.