SAID Principle

SAID: Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands.

It’s about on-field performance. Rafi reminds us that this is for athletes and not the general population. Unfortunately, most of the athletes here have general needs that outweigh their specific needs. I agree a lot with what Rafi says to a point. It’s a crime to be a Strength and Conditioning Coach and not making your athletes better on the field. However, as a General Physical Preparedness program CrossFit’s goal is to provide a level of fitness to our members to our clientele that is broad, general and inclusive. At a certain point in an athlete’s development, more specific training is needed to improve their on-field performance that trumps their general physicality.

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