• George-Florin BĂIȚAN Academia Tehnică Militară



CrossFit; physical training; training; military physical education; functional movements; fitness.


CrossFit is a branded physical training program that is ”extensive, general, and comprehensive”, including a series of exercises and workouts with increasing intensity, which can be an effective form of exercise for military personnel seeking a various training routine. Based on the biomechanics of the human body translated into functional movements and exercises, which allow the daily tasks to be performed efficiently, constantly varied and performed at a high intensity, CrossFit can also have positive mental and emotional effects, raising the level of certainty of the military in relation to their own abilities, capabilities and judgments. CrossFit means a lot more than just pulling the strings in the gym, it՚s a great way to get in shape, gain muscle mass or lose weight, and live a healthy lifestyle. The CrossFit community is well known for its close relationships with its members, for promoting patriotism, and for supporting the local community and military veterans, working hard in a variety of ways to uphold these values.

Author Biography

George-Florin BĂIȚAN, Academia Tehnică Militară

Mr. Băiţan George Florin este asistent universitar la Academia Tehnică Militară unde predă, începând cu anul universitar 2007-2008, cursurile de Educaţie fizică militară şi Educaţie fizică şi sport. Este absolvent al Liceului Militar „Ştefan cel Mare” din Câmpulung-Moldovenesc, promoţia 1996, şi al Facultăţii Militare de Educaţie Fizică şi Sport „General Virgil I. Bădulescu” din cadrul Academiei Naţionale de Educaţie Fizică şi Sport – Bucureşti, promoţia 2000. În anul 2005, cînd era încadrat ca ofiţer în compartimentul conducere operaţii şi instrucţie, a participat timp de 6 luni cu Batalionul 2 Infanterie „Călugăreni” la misiunea „Antica Babilonia” din Irak. În anul 2011 finalizează cursurile masterului de Managementul activităţilor de educaţie fizică şi sport din cadrul Facultăţii de Educaţie Fizică şi Sport a Universităţii Ecologice din Bucureşti. A participat la două activităţi de tip Staff Mobility – Training în cadrul programului ERASMUS, la Academia Forţelor Terestre din Wroclaw, Polonia în anul 2014 şi la Universitatea din Amsterdam, Olanda în anul 2015. Începând cu 01.10.2014 este student doctorand la Şcoala doctorală din cadrul Universităţii Naţionale de Apărare „Carol I”, domeniul „Ştiinţe militare”.


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