Stamina: Go Harder For Longer

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Coaches Josh, Sam, and Millie dive into CrossFit’s 10 general physical skills and talk about Stamina this week.   Want help reaching your health and wellness goals? Click HERE to book a free consultation with someone from our staff!  

Show Notes:

Last week we started discussing the 10 general physical skills and we talked about cardiovascular/respiratory endurance.   

As a review…

Intro to the 10 general physical skills: In CrossFit’s “what is fitness?” article published in 2002 they designated 10 general physical skills that define fitness

They are: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy

You are as fit as you are competent in each of these 10 skills, and a regimen develops fitness to the extent that it improves each of these 10 skills.

If your goal is optimum physical competence, then all 10 general physical skills must be considered and developed

The first four: cardiovascular-respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility are physiological adaptions improved through training

The bottom four: coordination, agility, balance, accuracy are neurological adaptions accomplished through practice.

The middle two: power and speed are the result of combining the top four with the bottom four  

Today we are going to discuss STAMINA.

What is STAMINA?  STAMINA is the body’s ability to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.  

How do you decipher that for the common client?  Simply put, your muscular endurance, or your body’s ability to contract your muscles and do work for a long period of time  

Today were going to answer a few questions.  

Why is stamina important? For fat loss, For performance, For function  

What does stamina look like in a training setting?  

What does stamina look like in a real life setting?  

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about one of the 10 general physical skills that we address in our CrossFit programming. Tune in next week when we discuss another one of those skills and the why and the way behind our training here at CrossFit MetroEast.  

If you’d like to learn more about how to become a part of our gym you can click HERE to schedule a free consultation with someone from our staff.  Coaches, thank you so much for spending some time with us today. We look forward to chatting again next week. Take care.

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