CrossFit & Student Athletes
The CrossFit methodology delivers general physical preparedness (GPP) which means we aim to elevate all ten physical skills. Cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy are all a focus of our training.
Some programs aim to increase only select skills, such as strength and speed. There’s nothing wrong with this, but we provide athletes with broader foundations to then later build specialization upon. From what I see this is especially important in the case of the student athlete. We want to give an athlete that expansive base and then narrow focus as we progress. Not the other way around.
Athletes who train in this manner will be stronger, faster, more efficient, and less likely to become injured. Those are the things we can measure. The things we aren’t able to measure, but still observe, are things like confidence and overall happiness. Also very important things to consider.