The assembled CrossFitters agree that while some football players and other power athletes might be capable of moving more weight, moving their own mass at body-weight movements will exhaust them at high volume. According to Tommy Hackenbruck, that type of athlete just has “too big of an engine.”
Even if someone has the talent, there’s the issue of training and mental fortitude.
“None of these guys are going to come in and do well without any CrossFit training. That will never happen,” Castro says. “They don’t have that mindset to push like CrossFitters do.”
"Just when I thought they couldn't possibly be any dumber, they go and do something like this... and totally redeem themselves!"