History Development and Enhancing Skills in Crossfit and Performance

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History, Development, and Enhancing Skills in Crossfit and Performance CrossFit is a physical fitness conditioning program that combines a number of activities, including Olympic weightlifting, power-lifting, calisthenics, gymnastics, sprints, plyometrics (jump training), and other exercises such as rope climbing (Stoddard 130). According to Stoddard, "In this workout system, the highlight of each class is termed as the workout of the day" (131). According to Sibley, the sport education model can be used with CrossFit content to develop "a fun fitness-based sport season" designed for middle and high school students. CrossFit training is delivered in six components such as role check. Based on his empirical observations and experience with CrossFit training, Sibley recommends conducting a fitness evaluation prior to the CrossFit training to determine baseline fitness levels. This basic philosophy of CrossFit training is to incorporate a number of positive physical fitness training attributes into a demanding, intense workout that forces participants to attain higher physical fitness goals, what Saremi terms "the edge." In this regard, Saremi advises that, "For each person the edge is in a different place. With CrossFit, there is a risk of going over the edge of the cliff because of the intensity of the workout. The goal is to find your edge and work right there" (53). The basic philosophy of CrossFit traiing also maintains that in order to be healthy, everyone must develop

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