Moment of Awesomeness: 8/20/10

Posted: August 19, 2010 in Coach's Corner

Hey everyone,

I’ve been out of town visiting family for the last week, and get to stay here for another few days, but don’t think that means I haven’t been thinking about you guys the whole week!  There has also been a lot of time to do some more homework on effective programming, coming up with new and fun ideas, and seeing some amazing athletic performances (both in person, and on the web).

The one I want to share with you tonight is a video I acquired from a CrossFit friend of mine that absolutely floored me. 

CrossFit defines the 10 General Physical Skills that we have (and work to develop) to be:

1. Cardiovascular/Respiratory Endurance- The ability of the body 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 combo of muscular units to apply force.
4. Flexibility- The ability of maximizing range of motion at a given joint.
5. Power- The ability of a muscular unit, or combo 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 bodies’ center of gravity in relation to its’ support base.

What do you think of the video?
Which of the 10 Physical Skills do you think come into play in the activities in the video?

Let me know!

  1. […] was actually another post I wrote back in August that also featured a Parkour video, but this stuff is so cool, I thought I’d post […]

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