Author: Morgan Vandenberg
Topic: Defining Fitness Series
Hashtags: #Crossfit #fitness #10generalphysicalskills
Crossfit is defined as constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity.
So, what is fitness?
We are going to breakdown the definition of fitness by 4 different models starting with Model 1:
The 10 general physical skills
- Cardiovascular endurance
The first 4 skills can be improved through Training. While the last 4 skills can be improved through practice. Speed and power being the 2 general physical skills that are improved by both training and practice.
The fittest person will have the best capacity across all 10, and a fitness program should develop your capacity in each area.
Training versus Practicing
“Training” is defined as the organic change within the muscular system: Your muscles and connective tissue get denser, stronger, etc. These are observable changes in body tissue. Practice” is defined as learning or refining a movement/motor pattern to allow for greater efficiency. There is a natural overlap between the two such that advancing one is not completely exclusive of the other.