I was asked the other day how CrossFit could help with a specific sport. Now, this is usually a 20 minute conversation, but this will be short. To excel at a sport, a good amount of your training time needs to be sport-specific. Baseball players get good practicing baseball. Same with swimmers, sprinters, soccer players, etc. But, it's important to train in other areas to improve the skills needed while playing that sport. The thing about CrossFit is it specializes in nothing. Some have said CrossFit is training to not suck at life. CrossFit optimizes competence in these general physical skills:
- Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance
That's a lot of skills. So now, think of a sport you like to play or an athletic hobby you wish you were better at. Take a look at the list above and check off which of the skills you use when doing your thing. Even better, go through all the tasks you perform during a typical day and see which skills you used. Likely, a good number of them. So it would make sense that it would be a good thing if your workout improves these skills. That's why CrossFit is used by so many different folks: military, police, fire, professional athletes, triathletes, mountain bikers, skiers, high school athletes, stay at home moms, grandparents…CrossFit can benefit everyone!
Our first Foundations Session is filled up. We're looking to start the next Foundations on Monday, March 29th. Let us know if you're interested and we'll fill you in!