What is the definition of virtuosity?


Mirriam Webster’s Definition of Virtuosity:

plural virtuosities

1 : great technical skill (as in the practice of a fine art)


How does this apply to Crossfit?


Virtuosity is a key component of CrossFit. It’s what makes us different from boot camps and other fitness classes. Virtuosity doesn’t come easily, but it is a goal worth chasing.

So, what is virtuosity? Commonly, it is defined as “great skill in music or another artistic pursuit.” Thanks Google. In CrossFit, virtuosity is defined as “performing the common uncommonly well.” Thanks Greg Glassman. What does that mean? It means that 20 air squats aren’t just a barrier to a fast WOD time. It means that 20 air squats are 20 opportunities to focus on keeping your weight in your heels, keeping your back straight, pushing your knees out, squatting as deep as your range of motion safely allows, etc.

But why virtuosity? Aren’t we just working out? Yeah. You’re right. And you’ll still get a good workout. But you won’t get a GREAT workout. And that’s our goal.

So, when your trainers give you constructive feedback, remember, our goal is to make you great and keep you healthy!


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