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Ah yes, the holy grail of CrossFit. The old “force times distance over time” thing. Power is the ability to produce a maximal amount of force in a minimal amount of time. It’s what makes you jump high and land soft, throw far and kip fast, and despite the lyrics in the old “School House Rocks!” theme song, knowledge is *not* power when it comes to lifting yourself or an external object.

The ability to produce power is takes both training AND practice, and makes it different from all but one other of the 10 General Physical Skills. It is improved through both an organic change AND a neurological change. That’s right foks – big strong muscles alone won’t give you power, but neither will perfect technique…they both play an equal role in improving this skill.

  • dan lau

    Tai…I am loving this thread of the ten fitness domains!

    Awesome insight and teachings sir.

    Thx!
    Danny
    Fellow CrossFitter from San Diego

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