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Old 07-26-2011, 06:54 PM   #1929
Pat McElhone
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 180

I have posted something like before.

Aurthor Jones developed the ideal of Metabolic Conditioning. Has he ever been mentioned in the CrossFit Journal?

Also, this:

CFJ, Oct 2002

"Importantly, improvements in endurance, stamina, strength and flexibility come about through training. Training refers to activity that improves performance through measurable organic changes in the body. By contrast improvements in coordination, agility, balance and accuracy come about through practice. Practice refers to activity that improves performance through changes in the nervous system. Power and speed are adaptations of both training and practice."

Wrestling Physical Conditioning Encyclopedia, 1974, John Jesse

"Authorities in the sports medicine, physical education, and physiological worlds are unanimous in their agreement that the three physical qualities of strength, stamina and flexibility are the foundation for the development of a high level of neuromuscular coordination, balance, speed, reaction and movement time, power adn agility, which in turn are the basis for skill learning and successful athletic performance."

I have to believe that Jesse's book is the foundation for the ideal that fitness relates to being balance in the 10 physicals skills. Once again, Jesse wrote that in 1974. It would be nice to see Jim Jesse credited for writing a book 37 years ago that is still very relevant today.
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