Tuesday, January 15

CrossFit’s definition of fitness is “work capacity across broad time and modal domains.” Basically, how much work can you do in different durations of times and different types of movement?

This is why we try to incorporate lots of different methods into our training - strength, power, endurance, agility, speed, coordination, etc… This method allows us to get pretty good at everything without specializing or becoming really great at any one thing. If you want to be the best in the world at something, you’ll need to specialize in that thing.

However, not everyone subscribes to CrossFit’s definition of fitness. And that’s ok, you just need to clearly define your definition. Here’s how Sports Illustrated did it when they recently picked the top 25 fittest male and female athletes of the year.

Sports Illustrated accepted the challenge and ranked the best-conditioned male and female athletes in the world on the 2019 Fittest 50 list, consulting a panel of trainers, exercise physiologists and performance experts to evaluate athletes on the following criteria: performances over the last 12 months; demands and risks of their respective sports; durability; training regimens and other physical benchmarks including power, speed, strength, agility, endurance, flexibility and more.

It’s an interesting list and I’ve got my disagreements, agreements, thoughts, and concerns, but not everyone sees the world of training, fitness, and sport the same way. As long as you can defend your argument, I think we can debate and have fun with this type of thing.

Check out the list for yourself and see what you think. I won’t spoil anything here, but is there anyone you’d like to see on the list that didn’t make it? Anyone you think should be removed? Comment on the post below!

Here’s the link to more details on the selection process.

Workout for Tuesday, January 15
18 min NFT
Accumulate 5 min of Heavy Object Holds
Accumulate 3 min of Side Plank Holds
5X10 Plate Twists (slow and controlled)

5 Rounds for Time
11 Bar Facing Burpees
11 Deadlifts (225/155)

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