I'm not disagreeing with Robb, thats the first thing that has to be understood...
I think that Robb, if he references the article I wrote and sent him will know where I'm going... Steve and Jonathan yes and maybe not I don't know I'm just thinking out typed!
I'm going to use the word again - Application.
I think the application has to be there, if like Robb said we are trying to specialize in the application of "The Sport of Fitness/CrossFit" than we have to come to the conclusion that this activity is necessary to be good at it...
Robb is the one who said it!
Originally Posted by Robb Wolf
Natalie Woolfolk can Olift like crazy and due to her gymnastics background can still perform free standing HSPU's. She is 6months of CF training away from burying every female on the planet.
Yes she is 6months of CF training away from burying every female on the planet. I totally agree she is 6 months of CF training away from burying every female on the planet.
Totally! So your saying at some point someone will have to CrossFit in order to be good at CrossFit... And someone will have to Olift to be a good Olifter, and someone will have to sprint to be a good sprinter! But neither will be the best at the other we all agree on this point.
My point is this: whatever you're good at you will have an opposing counter balancing reaction. She wont be such a good Olifter at that point which would be a terrible loss to the sport... IMHO
Who wants to bet that Josh Everett can smoke me on Fran?
I'll take that bet!!!
But who wants to bet that he can smoke me on Cindy? Bets anyone?
I'm not saying I'm as good of a CrossFitter as Josh (I'm not). My point is that it balances out. Eventually your not going to be good at something, that is until you start doing it, with me its thinking, I'm not good at that!
I think the point is that CrossFit is going to be as effective an S&C program as the people who apply it! There is that word again "application"... I like Socrates for the fact that he had his students purposefully define all of the words they used.
And I try to apply this (without getting my head cut-off like they did)
Training = Constantly Varied, Functional Movement at high Intensity
Practice = Consistent, Specific Movement at low Intensity (sounds like 5x5)
See how I give myself a means by which to quantify myself?
Now do you see where I'm going?
Anyway I'm stupid but CrossFit is going to look like CrossFit is going to look. And you know what, its broad definition allows it to do so.
I already regret posting this because I have forgotten my point.......
See what I mean I'm bad at thinking!