CrossFit generally defines fitness as "increased work capacity over broad time and modal domains". In laymen's terms this means that the as you become more fit, you are capable of working harder no matter how long you have to work or what you have to do. You have probably heard me tell you that you work hard (and smart) in the gym for an hour a day, several times a week, so that you can live your life outside of the gym no matter what the demands are (work, family, or play).
Now that you know what we're trying to accomplish through our programming, I am curious what YOUR definition of fitness is for your own life. For example, a firefighter might say that fitness for him means the ability to run into a burning building with 70lbs. of gear and possibly have to carry a person out of that building. If that's his definition of fitness, then he should probably train in a manner that best increases his fitness as he defines it. Meanwhile, a sprinter might say that her definition of fitness is the ability to run 100 or 200 meters as fast as possible. Her time domain is known (roughly 10-25 seconds of work) and so her training must consider her goal.
Sound off in the comments below: What is YOUR definition of fitness? How has CrossFit helped you become more fit?
5 rounds for time:
10 Evil Wheels
10 Overhead Squats (95/65)
Posted by Zareh.