As stated in the introduction to these guidelines, this document is going to evolve and grow over time as more data becomes present and more ideas and feedback come to light. Below are a list of changes that have been implemented since the creation of the document.
December, 8 2009
- Publish date
December 20, 2009
- Fixed typographical errors.
- Changed level 5 from “Elite Athlete” to “Highly Specialized Athlete” as this is more consistent with the actual values listed as well as the Parkour philosophy.
- Changed the title from “Skill Standards for Building Strong, Useful, Adaptable Athletes” to “Skill Guidelines for Building Strong, Useful, Adapatable Athletes” since this is more consistent with the values as well as the philosophies of EMI, its authors and the communities in which they are involved.
- Footnote on genetics has been removed as suggested by Jake Oleander on the CrossFit message boards since most things on this list are, in fact, genetically biased.
- The skill “Power Clean and Jerk” has been changed to “Clean and Jerk.”
- Guidelines for the Snatch have been changed to be more consistent with the Clean and Jerk. The values for the Snatch should now be roughly 80% of the Clean and Jerk’s values.
- Changed “Vertical Jump” to “Standing Vertical Jump” for the sake of clarity.
- Added a note that the WR that the standing vertical jump and standing box jump is unverified and highly speculative.
- Proper credit has been given to CrossFit North.
- Changed the level three description as suggested by Jamie J. Skibicki from the CrossFit message boards. The new description no longer calls a lack of level three skills dangerous, but rather addresses the benefits of being level three in terms of continuous training while reducing the risk of injury.