Tuesday, September 26, 2017

BUILDING CAPACITY IN THE PROPER ORDER

I am still a newbie, but the longer I coach teenagers in the 9 foundational movements of CrossFit, the more I am convinced that our PE programs across the country should emphasize sport specific skills less and functional movement more.  After all if you look at the following pyramid:
Sport is the pinnacle that we often emphasize to the neglect of the foundational pieces below it.  I think that sport is important and definitely a critical application of one's overall fitness. In order for students to achieve high levels within their sport and do it in a healthy and safe manner, we must look at the areas that we are neglecting.  It starts at young age, but often we lack the will to change the status quo.

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