Archive for September 23, 2010

Can you Save your Own Life if you “HAD” to?

Posted in Crossfit Philosophy, Members on September 23, 2010 by Crossfit Sioux Falls

Have You Got What It Takes???

One of the central claims in CrossFit is that the fitness you get by participating is “functional.”

Well, what should the measure of functional be outside of the gym?

In 1926 a gentleman by the name of Earle Liederman published a book in which he claimed that every man should be able to save his own life (sorry, ladies – back in the day women couldn’t save their own lives), and he included the 5 benchmarks that would ensure that you could count on yourself in the event of an emergency – they include standards for:

-swimming
-running
-jumping
-pull ups
-dips

Liederman claims that “If [a man] can accomplish these things he need have no fear concerning the safety of his life should he be forced into an emergency from which he alone may be able to save himself.”

Look HERE to see how you measure up. Ladies too.

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