“Regulary learn and play new sports”- Greg Glassman, Founder of CrossFit
Just like we would want to be literate in reading, we also would want to be literate in sport. This term is called “Physical Literacy.”
As defined by the Canadian Sport of Life, Physical Literacy is the mastering of fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills that permit a child or adult to read their environment and make appropriate decisions,allowing them to move confidently and with control in a wide range of physical activity situations. It is the foundation of long-term participation and performance to the best of one’s ability.
Growing up with five sisters, I had to find a way to keep myself sane. I did that mostly by playing outside with friends. We played it all; basketball, tackle football, “man hunt,” paintball. You name the game and we probably played it. Later on that turned into playing high school sanctioned sports life football, wrestling, and weightlifting. My mom gave me all the freedom in the world. She never told me that I couldn’t participate in a sport because she was afraid I would get hurt. I’m grateful for that.
I believe it was my experience of learning and playing new sports that has allowed me to be the person I am today.
So go out there and play. Take risks. Have fun. Take advantage of your new fitness levels.
Thursday April 2nd, 2015
Teams of 2:
Partner 1 runs a 400m
Partner 2 starts on:
- 80 Swings
- 80 Box Jumps
- 80 Burpees
- 80 DB Power Cleans
(Partner picks up where they left off)
- 100 Pull Ups
- 100 Push Ups
- 100 Sit Ups
- 100 Air Squats
(Complete in order: You can break into whatever sets you need to finish the 100 of each movement, but you must go in order)
SCORE: Total Reps Completed, RX or Scaled