At Performance U, we have NO affiliation with Crossfit. That said, I was asked to contribute to this article titled Move Like a Human-Perform Like a Beast in the Nov/Dec 2012 issue of SWEAT RX magazine on how to improve Crossfit workouts.
Now, many hardcore CF’ers may want to think that a non-CF follower (such as myself) isn’t qualified to comment on CF. And, they’re absolutely correct! That’s why my contributions to the article aren’t about CF – They’re about the 5 pillars of functional movement that every athlete can (and should) incorporate into their training.
Put simply, ALL sports, whether field, court, combat or fitness, rely on specific movements for performance. But all of those movements are derivitives of the five basic pillars of human movement. The article’s author: Jeb Roberts provides exercise ideas (in the article) on how CF’ers can incorporate each of the 5 Pillars of Functional Movement into their Crossfit WODs.
You see, CF is a just a name. And, names (of any given training method) are just for marketing. As I said in this post, if we can’t look at the principles behind the methods, or talk about how we can better apply basic universal principles to get more out of our chosen training methods, we have nothing to talk about except belief, which is the basis for religion, not science.