Originally Posted by Gant Grimes
And why should we? Between your individual physical characteristics, geography, and demographics, you can forsee 80% of the things (even the really weird ones) that might happen to you.
Yeah, I agree. It's especially true with sports.
One thing I learned while doing CF + MMA training was that I didn't really need "general" preparedness. I could specifically predict what was going to be involved in a match. I knew the maximum time it could involve, the rest times, the rules, when it would happen, and the movements it would involve. So I started to trim away the stuff that came up on the WOD that didn't really help as much...and in the end, programming (with a peak for a planned fight) proved to be more useful.
Not knocking CF as a concept or its benefits, really. Just saying that, yeah, you generally don't need to be prepared for anything
, just the stuff you're likely to encounter. Athletes and probably many military and first-responder types can predict that. Athletes can especially predict when they'll need it, as well as the "what." Still, broadly-inclusive GPP is a good way to try a lot of different movements and modes of training and see which ones you need to work on.
For me it turned out to be strength. Heh.