|02-07-2006, 01:17 PM||#1|
I realize that the initial answer to this question is "low body fat" and "internally extremely healthy", but is there statistical mode amongst the elite crossfitters that might compare to a "classic" body composition like this?
Muscle to bone ratios:
Arm size= 252% of wrist size
Calf size= 192% of ankle size
Neck Size= 79% of head size
Chest Size= 148% of pelvis size
Waist size= 86% of pelvis size
Thigh size= 175% of knee size
On a related note, does anyone know the actual stats on the "oft filmed" crew of Annie, Greg, Robb, etc?
I don't want to raise this question aesthetically, but rather in terms of fitness. In many ways a 140# Bruce Lee punching people across the room looks and works better than a 6' 200# crossfitter with great WOD numbers, but is there any weight/proportions which Crossfitters tend to approach over time?
|02-08-2006, 06:55 AM||#2|
I would think that lean crossfitters might tend to be towards the smaller less bulky measures than quoted by BB sources. I assume there is going to be quite a variation though. I have not seen any mention of looking at the aesthetic side. My feeling is that most people who are really into crossfit think of the aesthetics as a side benefit only. Function is king/queen, form(aesthetics) follows
|02-08-2006, 11:03 AM||#3|
I think Robb Wolf was working on somthing like this and lost it in a hard drive crash or some such thing. If I remember the 6'00/200lb 5-7% bodyfat thing was close to ideal, which seems to match with your chart...somthing about big enough to push or pull a decent amount of weight, but not too big for bosyweight stuff. Like Craig said, chase function and form will follow. Oh, by the way, I'm going to HQ tomorrow:happy:
|02-09-2006, 10:23 AM||#8|
Yeah, I probably found the link two years ago (when I WAS a teen... one who had yet to discover true functional fitness), and it was the quickest thing I could pull up. If I had the time, I would have whipped up a BMI scale or something as mature.
|02-09-2006, 11:17 AM||#9|
I just read this and for the first time really GOT it.
Thanks Rafael (and Mark).
OK, I HAVE MY QUESTION ANSWERED. Perhaps it was a lapse of "functional fitness judgment" to even post the question of ideal proportions in the first place.
In case you're wondering (and for my own re-edification), I would much rather reach my goal of deadlifting 2xBW than to reach my minor goal of having an impressive appearance as a result of Crossfit.
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