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Old 04-26-2010, 08:54 PM   #1
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Post The Tank Model of Fitness- An Analogy of CrossFit's Fitness Models

I recently decided to explore CrossFit's model of fitness in a different context on my affiliate's website. I hope you'll check out my bit of theory and let me know what you think in the comments.

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Old 04-27-2010, 02:55 AM   #2
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Re: The Tank Model of Fitness- An Analogy of CrossFit's Fitness Models

for a second there i thought perhaps you meant the tank abbott model of fitness.

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Old 04-27-2010, 05:47 AM   #3
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Re: The Tank Model of Fitness- An Analogy of CrossFit's Fitness Models

To be fair, I read this from an entertainment rather than educational perspective, but I think this is a good analogy...definitely works for me.

A point that I find interesting is the "skill vs GPP". Begs questions like:

How many skills can we/should we become "good" at to maximize our readiness?

How good is good?

Are there some skills (movements) we haven't thought of that carry over to a lot more than we think?

Tommy H dominated the sledgehammer/row event, and I am pretty sure he had a lot of experience with hammers. How crude does a movement have to be before GPP can best skill? (surely he had both).
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:24 AM   #4
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Re: The Tank Model of Fitness- An Analogy of CrossFit's Fitness Models

"How crude does a movement have to be before GPP can best skill?"

Greg, I think that's the central question, and I definitely don't have an answer. Also, since it's prohibitively difficult to quantify both, how can we make accurate comparisons at the margin? Sure, we can identify both extremes of GPP/skill, but how do we identify and compare the more subtle combinations?
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:48 AM   #5
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Re: The Tank Model of Fitness- An Analogy of CrossFit's Fitness Models

The most informative part of this post was reminding me just how much time I spend with online games.
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Re: The Tank Model of Fitness- An Analogy of CrossFit's Fitness Models

Very interesting. Nothing new, but a great way to visualize the three pathways. I will be using this analogy with my clients. Many thanks!
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