Originally Posted by Lan Halbert
If an elite football player or decathlete can hang with an elite Crossfitter than what does that say about the principle of GPP?
From what I see/hear/read is that GPP lays down the foundation and should prepare you for specificity such as football or even the 10 specific events that make up a decathlon. I haven't seen/read/heard where specificity traning can prepare you for GPP.
Am I onto something or completely misinformed?
Yeah, what Katherine said. Some sports require a lot of GPP, and so the athletes who excel at them have even more GPP. I think wrestling, football (FBs RBs, QBs, WRs, TEs, and DBs only) rugby, MMA, and decathlon all fall into this category.