“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

-William Jennings Bryan

Above: The girls getting their CrossFit on by doing today’s WOD “Kelly”!

What is fitness? How do you define fitness? How do you measure fitness? According to an online dictionary, fitness is defined by one word: health. Historically, fitness has been a very subjective term. Well CrossFit hopes to change that by moving fitness into the objective realm. The definition of fitness, according to CrossFit, is your work capacity across broad time and modal domains. In CrossFit there are 10 general physical skills (physiological adaptations) that make our fitness list: cardiorespitory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, accuracy, agility, and balance. Excessive capacity in anyone of these 10 skills, hinders/hurts the rest. You want a nice balance. Thus, CrossFit’s commitment is to INCREASE your work capacity across broad time and modal domains. In other words, CrossFit is committed to increasing your real world capacity. How? Through constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity. That’s the difference.

Ask yourself this: How many times have you found yourself doing the motion of a “pec-deck” in the real world? My answer: Not too many times, actually, not at all. Next question: How many times in life, have you found yourself having to deadlift and then thrust a heavy object (and I’m not talking about a dumbbell) from the ground to overhead? My answer: Almost everyday, or at least every time I buy a case of bottled water. Last question: How many times have you hurt your back, hurt your shoulder, or gasped for air doing something as easy as taking a couple of cases of water up a flight of stairs? A flight of stairs, that is actually a great measurement of fitness. How do you measure FITNESS?

“Get your CrossFit on!”

Today’s Workout:
5 rounds for time, of:
Circle Run
30 Tire Jumps
30 Wall Ball Shots

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