Re: Is this stupid?
You might struggle to put weight on a little, but I've found that I'm stronger as a result of conditioning 2-3 times a week. Absolute strength was my goal for about a year, but my body never felt great and I'd MUCH rather be able to move heavy loads while breathing hard than be strong in a controlled environment.
I feel much better overall and far more capable of being strong in a real "life" situation.
My numbers have continued to go up since I've started CrossFitting again, for what it's worth- I've added 70lbs to my front squat in the last year.