no images were foundYou’ve seen ’em up on the whiteboard, you’ve read about ’em in the CrossFit Journal and you’ve heard me reference them a million times. There’s a reason they’re all over the place – they’re important. I’m talking about the 10 General Physical Skills, as named by Jim Crawley and Bruce Evans of Dynamax (the makers of everyone’s favorite medicine balls, a.k.a “CrossFit Stuffed Animals”). For those of you playing the home game, the skills are cardio/respiratory endurance, strength, stamina, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, accuracy, agility and balance. And competency in each of them is CrossFit’s first standard for fitness.
It doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to see that a lack in any one of these skills could cost you the game, your mission, or even your life. But what do they mean? How do they affect you? How can you get better in each of them? Over the next several days (roughly 10, if my math is correct), I’ll take you on a guided tour of the 10 General Physical Skills so that YOU TOO can be an expert.
Read them carefully, because there will be pop quizzes each day at the gym. Answer the question right and I’ll do 10 burpees. Answer it wrong and YOU’LL do 10 burpees. This challenge will be cumulative, meaning that any skills previously addressed are fair game. And the best part of this whole thing is that you’re already entered in the challenge! Oh happy day!!
Yes, we did this last year. Yes, we’re doing it again. Yes, there will be questions asked. And yes, burpees will be done. The challenge begins tomorrow – you’ve been warned.