Tuesday 120305

Tabata Mash Up 

5m Shuttle sprints 

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A compromise…

Our program trains athletes in ten capacities: cardio/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, accuracy, agility, and balance. Reading these ten physical traits of fitness, you may think to yourself “I could stand some work on…”  This deficiency in all-encompassing fitness may seem rather unimportant, but I beg you to reconsider.  Think for a moment about our friends over in the Middle East.  If they have deficiency in any one skill, let’s call it… stamina… what are the consequences of their deficiency?  Injury, mission, life?

You see, we don’t aim to have an excess of any one or two skills, rather our goal is a general capacity at all ten skills.  It’s fine and dandy that a powerlifter is able to back squat 1000# or that a runner has a 16:00 5k.  But the fitness we seek is a compromise of all ten skills – an athlete with a 450# back squat and a 19:00 5k. 

We all have chinks in our fitness, but I challenge you to face your weaknesses as an opportunity to develop a more well-rounded fitness.  Make a list of your weakest movements and dedicate 10 minutes a day (or more) to making yourself more comfortable with one of those movements.



  1. bjackson :

    So, I was once diagnosed by a friendly ER doctor who was annoyed with my overpowering overabundance of joy and happiness….he swore I must be hypomanic….come to find out I am a genius at synthesizing happiness….don’t be jealous…you can do it too!!!

  2. Cherie :

    I coulda guessed that about you Brooke 🙂

  3. David S :

    116 chest to bar

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