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CrossFit.com Fitness Protocol

One of the keys to gaining general physical preparedness stems from your ability to perform functional movements. Functional movements replicate movements you see in life: Getting off the toilet is just a squat. Putting something away in the top cupboard is an overhead press. Functional movements tend to be core to extremity, multi-joint movements, like squats and presses, as opposed to isolation movements that target one specific muscle group. We believe training functional movements will help you improve your 10 general physical skills—the skills we believe are necessary both for being generally physical prepared and for all-around elite fitness. The 10 general physical skills are: cardiovascular respiratory endurance, stamina, speed, strength, power, flexibility, coordination, balance, agility and accuracy. The best way we’ve discovered to train functional movements is to introduce you to a few different sports. If you improved your abilities and skills in the following sports, you will undoubtedly become an all-around specimen.