Wednesday, January 26, 2011

How fit are you: The Skills

     Howdy howdy! Another great day of rambling ahead of us. An early day or rambling for me actually. This blog posts at 9 am, but if you knew what time I actually wrote this... well, you'd appreciate this a lot more.

     So, we've been discussing fitness, and how we define it. Yesterday was about the Sickness, Wellness and Fitness ideology, and the day before we went over "The Hopper" model of fitness. Today, well, we've actually discussed all of this before, and that is your 10 General Physical Skills.

     Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance and Accuracy... yep, that's all 10! So we went through these one-by-one back in December, so there's no reason to do that again. What I want you to take away from this, is it isn't the best in one skill that is the fittest, it is the most well rounded individual that walks away with that title.

     Even if you can Deadlift the world, if you don't have some speed, and endurance then someone that is able to perform fairly well in most skills is deemed fitter. Looks at the 2009 CrossFit Games, the "Fittest Woman on Earth is Tonya Wagner." (pictured below)

     Good ol' Tanya was the fittest woman in 2009. Is that because she placed first in the Deadlift event? Nope, she didn't do that. Did she place top in the long hill run? No, didn't do that either. So why did she win the title of "The Fittest"? She performed the most consistent of all the girls, never taking first in any event; but also, she never placed lower the 10th. It's all about being able to do everything well... is that to hard to ask?

     Alright, so let me leave you with that. If you want a breakdown of each skill, check the old posts, you'll find them. So keep working at everything, and watch the improvements happen! Move well, squat low... and do burpees!

The Bear Complex on Youtube by CrossFit One World from Mike Jackson on Vimeo.

3,2,1 GO!

Yesterday's WOD

1 mile run
100 pullups
200 pushups
300 squats
1 mile run
Partition reps as needed
Time - 32:54
PR!!! Take that Kevin! I kid, I kid, however this was done without a vest on, but still not a bad time... hopefully next time I try this I go sub 30.

Paleo Challenge Day 24/30
Going good, going strong... ready for that cheat meal.

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