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10 General Physical Skills of CrossFit Training

Written by on September 7, 2013 in CoachesCorner, Featured News with 6 Comments


CrossFit’s main goal is to improve an athlete’s General Physical Preparedness (GPP).  How is this measured?

One standard that CrossFit uses is the 10 General Physical Skills:

  1. Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance: The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.
  2. Stamina: The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.
  3. Strength: The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.
  4. Flexibility: the ability to maximize 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 from one movement pattern to another.
  9. Balance: The ability to control the placement of the bodies center of gravity in relation to its support base.
  10. Accuracy: The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.

At Reebok CrossFit FirePower  we try to hit all of these physical skills. By finding our weaknesses, it allows us to shift our focus towards our weaknesses and in turn make greater gains in a shorter amount of time.


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  1. Julie Hadley-Cascagnette says:

    Mark, find me a way to get the ENERGY and I’m laughing. What should I be doing/eating to prep myself before a work out? I know I can push harder but the energy just hasn’t been there lately.

  2. Mark says:

    What are you eating now?

  3. Dave says:

    I will add one more physical skill: RUSTICITY
    But that can not be optain in the gym.

    That’s the ability to make intense work in a harsh climat, with sleep deprivation and lack of food for a long period of time.

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