May 13, 2011

Saturday and Sunday

If geeks offend you please stop reading now.

I have put together a small slide deck that could form the basis of a presentation to a Battalion or BCT commander to describe the theoretical basis of a functional fitness training program. It is deliberately broad - I don't think you want to get into programming discussions with your CO.

It ends a little abruptly for technical reasons - you would obviously make some concluding remarks. It is rough and needs polish but if you think this is something you could use in your next assignment or would like me to elaborate further then please get in touch.

Alternatively, its okay if you think I should just shutup and do pullups until my arms fall off. If nothing else its worth considering the validity of the underlying theories of physical training we might find in our units. If there isn't one perhaps there should be.

8 comments:

Noah said...

Two comments must be made here...

1) Great job putting the slide show together.
2) This will surely destroy anyone's lingering doubt as to whether you were truly SAMS material.

kyle hogan said...

Please pass digits if availible, as well as anything you have on programing...please....

monroe said...

The Fort Leavenworth Mobility Cert for 19 November is up and open for registration. Best $299 you will ever spend on fitness.

monroe said...

That is, it is open on the main page for CrossFit.com under Crossfit COurses>Specialty Seminars>Mobility.

james said...

Today was the validation of a belief in fitness; that is that there is a physical capacity which lends itself generally well to an endeavor. I am going to be bold and suggest that at some stage in history Glassman might be perceived in the same light as other giants of theory, like Newton, Plato and Thucydides, who have shaped our understanding of physical and social sciences. Shout out to all the other crossfitters who were out there monstering the course with their GPP.

For time: Run 13.1 miles

1.41.23

james said...

Mark - I will get a link on the blog.

James

Carli said...

I can also attest to the power of CrossFit training as Jack and I finished the half in decent time (not the smokin' pace James set, but not terrible) with far less time dedicated to monostructural training than in the past! It was awesome to share the road with so many CrossFitters this morning. We had a powerful showing.
13.1 miles: 1:48

Gary said...

Thanks to James for not only the post, but for being the reason I pushed myself harder than I otherwise would have today at the 5 Trails Half Marathon. I caught sight of him at mile 5 and then slowly (I thought) closed the gap until he found some extra gear around mile 12. Great job to all the crossfitters that were out there today. It is truly a testament to the GPP that Crossfit seeks to deliver that so many ran so well.

13.1 miles--1:43:20