8 Characteristics of an Elite Athlete

Mixed modal key athletic performance indicators

Competitive Key Performance Indicators for Your Athletes

Here are eight key performance indicators (KPIs) for competitive functional fitness coaches and athletes, pulled straight from James FitzGerald’s latest course Mixed Modal. Understand these KPIs and take your athlete’s performance to the next level.

8 Key Performance Indicators of Elite Athletes

1) An Efficient Mover

In a sport like functional fitness, or even weightlifting, elite athletes have to be efficient movers under heavy load, under fatigue, and under metabolic conditioning.

2) A High Level of Resilience

Elite athletes have to be able to do things well and with the least amount of effort and thinking possible. A very resilient person has a ton of capacity.

3) A Self Pacer

They know when not to go [to their] threshold and when to hold back.

4) Good Genetics

You can out-train your genetics, but only up to a certain point.

5) Rhythm

Elite athletes have consistent workouts. They have rhythm in their lifestyle and in their training plan.

6) Proper Sports Intent

Elite athletes have a clear vision and a clear “why” for what they are doing.

7) High Fitness IQ

People with a high fitness IQ are generally very disciplined and incredibly self-aware. They’re able to evaluate themselves on a high level.

8) Extensive Sports Culture Knowledge

Basically, it boils down to knowing the rules, the current state of affairs with sanctioning, knowing the training programs, knowing how to do the qualifiers, what it feels like to create a training program, and how to prepare for a competition.

Master these eight key performance indicators and learn directly from James FitzGerald in his latest digital course Mixed Modal. Designed specifically for coaches and athletes, this course will teach you everything you need to know about the sport of competitive functional fitness, most importantly how to win at it.

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