Wednesday: Fit in ALL areas!

Wednesday: Fit in ALL areas!

Wednesday: Fit in ALL areas!

So I went to my first Cirque Du Soleil show last week…
My mind was sufficiently blown from the incredible feats that these individual were able to perform. It really got me thinking about the 10 Attributes of Fitness.

Just a reminder here they are…

  1. Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance
  2. Stamina
  3. Strength
  4. Flexibility
  5. Power
  6. Speed
  7. Coordination
  8. Agility
  9. Balance
  10. Accuracy

    It occurred to me that the people in Cirque Du Soleil were incredibly talented in the last two more so than any other attributes. Balance and Accuracy is extremely important however I feel like it rides the back burner in our mind a bit when we are training.

  11. So why practice Balance and Accuracy?

    Balance: The ability to control and maneuver one’s center of gravity. Applicable in movements like: Handstands Snatch Split Jerk Pistols…
    Balance can be an issue for those who have underdeveloped or injured muscles/joints. If someone has terrible balance how are they going to be able to place their weight on the proper portions of their feet when they run? Food for thought.

    Accuracy: The control over movement intensity and trajectory. Applicable in movements like: Wallball Box Jumps Double Unders Snatch Rope Climbs…
    Accuracy and coordination is actually a much more important attribute than people think. If you are accurate in your movements that makes it much easier for you to make small corrections in your technique and the execution of your movements. This makes you extremely COACHABLE!!!

    This week’s Homework: Practice some sort of balance or accuracy piece before or after class twice this week! Handstands Juggling Turkish get ups Pistols… The more fun the better :).

    Check out the balance and accuracy this dude has! Pretty cray.

Wednesday’s Training:
A. EMOM: Alternating for 15 minutes (start at any station – structural work)
1. Deadlift:
Fitness; 5@ 2020
Performance; 7x Tough & go no resting
Sport; 9x Touch & Go no resting

2. Dubs/Jump Rope: All levels work on jump rope for 30 sec

3. GHD Sit Ups
Fitness: 5-8 reps
Performance: 10-12 reps
Sport: 12-15 reps

B. The Finisher:
For time: 30-20-10
-KB Swing (Fitness: Russian P: Overhead S: Unbroken)
-Box Jump