May 14, 2011
Kevin W. Cann experiments with adding sport-specific movements, agility work and lateral drills to the CrossFit program.
My love in training always resided in working with athletes. CrossFit does a better job than any program at getting the average person ready for whatever life throws at him or her by making the athlete a generalist. With the results I had seen in myself and my love for training athletes, I began to think CrossFit had a place in sport-specific training as well.
Many athletes, both amateur and professional, use CrossFit to increase performance, and the many variations of the program give athletes a lot of training options. CrossFit Endurance and CrossFit Football are but two variations, but athletes around the world are finding success uniting CrossFit fundamentals with sport-specific movements. I’ve been experimenting, too, and found I was able to get good results by adding in a few movements.