Being Fit? What’s That?

Commit To Being Fit

When you speak to people about being fit, usually the responses are:

  • “I can run… not too sure about anything else!”
  • “The only weight-lifting I do is during grocery shopping.”
  • “You mean, go to the gym?”

In reality, being fit or having an acceptable level of fitness is a combination of different modules. In CrossFit, there are 10 components:

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

These fitness components are directly translated to your day-to-day routines. Eg. Grocery shopping, doing housework, walking to your car with a heavy laptop bag.   Everyone needs to spend some time working on these components so that you can move better and live better.

Think about an activity that you find tough (or had some hesitance) doing. It could be bending over to pick up something, walking down the stairs,  Then, ask yourself these questions:

  1. How did I feel while doing that? (Tired, sharp pain, etc)
  2. Where was the pain? (Knee, back, elbow, etc)
  3. How long have I had this pain? (1 week, 2 months, etc)

There are many reasons why a movement is difficult :

  • Inflexibility of your muscles/tendons/ligaments
  • Poor posture/spinal alignment
  • Previous injury

I will break that up in my future posts as it is a pretty huge branch of its own! Everyone has got different issues so I will address it in my next few posts.

If you have a burning question regarding this topic, please feel free to contact me via the Contact Form below.

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Posted on August 27, 2013, in Fitness. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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