DO I NEED TO BE IN SHAPE?

“Skill”

Handstand Holds

WOD – Fantastic 4

12 Min AMRAP

4 HSPU

24 Air Squats

44 Double Unders

DO I NEED TO BE IN SHAPE?

Great Article from a Professional Football Player

Going through both CrossFit Football site, SoCal/Balboa and your new FAQ Talk to me Johnnie site and I notice a consistent message of strength, power and speed.  I recently went to a Starting Strength Seminar and came away from it with a newfound respect for strength as the basis for all athletics.  My question relates to strength as an underlying prerequisite for further progression on CrossFit Football or even as a precursor for any development as an athlete.  Should a person focus on getting stronger and commit to a straight strength program before looking at launching into CFFB/CF programs?  By getting stronger and developing strength, I mean achieving the greatest potential strength from linear progression as possible, then moving onto intermediate lifting and milking it till gains stop and certain strength levels have been achieved?  And during this time one should limit metabolic/high intensity conditioning?  I realize it depends on the end goals but the impression I have is that since strength is the basis of all athletics, get strong before doing anything else?!

 



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