10 Physical Skills

In CrossFit, we strive to excel in all elements of fitness and at CrossFit Hyannis we train in all ten of the general physical skills and mental attributes of elite leadership.

If your goal is optimum physical competence then all the general physical skills must be considered:

Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance: The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.

Stamina: The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.

Strength: The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.

Flexibility: The ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.

Power: The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.

Speed: The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.

Coordination: The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.

Agility: The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.

Balance: The ability to control the placement of the bodies center of gravity in relation to its support base.

Accuracy: The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.


Endurance: The ability to maintain belief in self and others.

Stamina: The ability to create and maintain intense mental effort, focus and resilience.

Strength: The ability to maintain resolve of decision.

Flexibility: (1) The ability to independtely choose an emotional reaction to a wide range of external circumstances. (2) The ability to apply versatile methods to the accomplishment of a fixed goal.

Power: (1) The ability to encourage self and others in the pursuit of a worthy goal. (2) The ability to immediately generate an intense state of motivation and positive expectancy.

Speed: The ability to make immediate command decisions in the face of opposition, challenge and uncertainty.

Coordination: The ability to invoke the most productive emotional response at a given time and place.

Agility: (1) The ability to support the needs of others while ensuring personal goals and challenges are fulfilled. (2) The ability to respond to envoirnment and cirsumstance with deliberate attitudes and beliefs so as to achieve a desired end state.

Balance: (1) The ability to maintain individual physical, mental and emotional wellness. (2) The ability to maintain a state of mind or attitude regardless of external stimuli.

Accuracy: (1) The ability to set and achieve specific goals. (2) The ability to listen and correctly identify internal thoughts, emotions and energies. (CrossFit Goal Setting)