Time for some more reading from the CrossFit Journal.

CrossFit Manifesto:
Regimens built from functional exercises at high intensity and constantly varied structure –

•Produce a superior cardiorespiratory adaptation

•Are essential to fitness and health

•Constitute the most effective rehabilitation from injury

•Comprise the only truly safe protocols

•Elicit an inordinate neuroendocrine response

•Are singularly unique in developing core strength

•Yield unparalleled general physical preparedness or fitness

If your goal is optimum physical competence then all the general physical skills must be considered:

1. Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance – The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.

2. Stamina – The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.

3. Strength – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.

4. Flexibility – the ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.

5. Power – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.

6. Speed – The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.

7. Coordination – The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.

8. Agility – The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.

9. Balance – The ability to control the placement of the bodies center of gravity in relation to its support base.

10. Accuracy – The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.
(Thanks to Jim Crawley and Bruce Evans of Dynamax)

Spreading the Word

The CrossFit methodology depends on full disclosure of methods, results, and criticisms, and we’ve employed the Internet (and various intranets) to support these values. Our charter is open source, making co-developers out of participating coaches, athletes, and trainers through a spontaneous and collaborative online community. CrossFit is empirically driven, clinically tested, and community developed.
G Glassman