One of the most often underutilized parts of the famous “Fitness in 100 Words” by Greg Glassman is ‘play and learn new sports’. For some of us, CrossFit is our sport. For others, your sport is a lifelong love or passion– cycling, tennis, pick-up ball – you name it.
Badger CrossFit makes your GPP well-rounded so that you can participate and dominate the sport of your choosing. What is GPP?
GPP stands for General Physical Preparedness and it refers to your level of fitness. CrossFit defines fitness as competence in all the 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.
Example: You can’t be a runner and not be strong. You are not fit according to our definition here. You are a specialist at one thing. Same with being strong – you can’t be strong but neglect the endurance or stamina that running, sprinting, etc requires of you. Neglecting any of these will result in an imbalance of your overall fitness. Our group classes at BCF are programmed to try and hit as many of these as possible each week. There IS a rhyme and reason to how we program. It’s not just made up WODs, trust me. Thus, if you want to get fit, you have to come to our classes, and do so regularly. Once a week is not good enough. You need to come often. And the same is to be said for our awesome other programs, the Endurance and CrossFit Football classes. These are NOT meant to be replacements for our general classes. They are to be done in combination with our group classes.
So with that, if this hits a nerve, GET YOUR BUTT IN HERE AND STOP MAKING EXCUSES! You will not improve otherwise. #End rant.