Thursday, June 18, 2009

David vs. Goliath.. Is CrossFit Competition fair...


This picture was sent to me from the CrossFit Qualifiers I participated in at GSX. Just look at the guy competiting next to me!! I maybe come up to his neck!! I believe CrossFit is hands down the best training program on earth! With that said my question is- IS having 1 prescribed weight (or a lack of weight class) for competitiors fair..? I raise this question NOT for WODs in general but for the moment we step up the plate and compete.. I want to hear other's thoughts on this.

6 comments:

Melicious said...

It's an interesting question... I thought this article from CrossFit Journal took a good look at it.
http://journal.crossfit.com/2008/08/all-other-things-being-equal-t.tpl

Randal Setzler said...

Thanx for the link Mel! I felt that article dealt with technique (primairly the butterfly kipping pull-up.) I feel that is a issue of skill execution. (Someone who has a efficient clean
& jerk, pull-up , or what-have-you.. will beat the novice. But when 2 experienced X-fitters lift the same amount of weight- but if 1 of them is half the size of the other, the power output required is incredibly different.)I still wonder if crossfit competitions have a level playing field for competitors by not having weight divisions..

Roland Lance Cantu said...

if people want to be stronger, Coach B says you have to put on weight. If big strong guys want to get faster, they should drop wt. Bottom line, there is a mean for all of us, and the goal is to find that and maximize performance. One could argue as well for age, but coach Glassman said, "I'm not going to have the special olympics the same day as the olympics."
What do you think?

Randal Setzler said...

I agree about the put on weight to get stronger. That's how/why we train- to handle elite loads at high intensities..
It dissappoints me that for me to complete on a field of equals is seen/compared to the Special Oplmpics, but I get the point.

Guess I need to cowboy up... 140lbs of Fury, baby!

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