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Old 01-24-2014, 11:19 AM   #11
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Re: Crossfit Games Competitors

Jeremy Kinnick

He says he started CF at 235 @ 30% bf. I am unsure of his high school or college athletic experiences.

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edit: well, he does have an athletic background, kicker for his high school football team, played baseball for junior college. oops.

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Old 01-27-2014, 12:38 PM   #12
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Khalipa played football in HS if I remember.
Must not have been a quarterback after seeing him throw the softball.....
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:05 PM   #13
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Give it time. CrossFit wasn't really around when most of these guys/gals were 14-15, which is usually when people get really interested in one sport or another... so inevitably, they have some solid experience with at least one sport. People that are 18-19 now (Lauren Fisher) were able to pick CF at 14-15 over any other sport, so that's all they've done athletically. So in a few years, I think at least a handful of Games athletes will have a CF-only background.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:27 AM   #14
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Re: Crossfit Games Competitors

To compete at anything athletic at a high level you need to have in my opinion a genetic advantage.

So I think it would unusual that a successful competitor would not have been successful in some other 'sport'.

Also considering CF includes various disciplines it would hard to say that someone has only ever done CF.

If someone has done high rep snatches before CF does that mean they have done CF before or does it mean that when then now do them in CF they are not doing CF?

The line is too blurred in my opinion.
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:04 PM   #15
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To compete at anything athletic at a high level you need to have in my opinion a genetic advantage.

So I think it would unusual that a successful competitor would not have been successful in some other 'sport'.

Also considering CF includes various disciplines it would hard to say that someone has only ever done CF.

If someone has done high rep snatches before CF does that mean they have done CF before or does it mean that when then now do them in CF they are not doing CF?

The line is too blurred in my opinion.
Khalipa is a good example of that. So he was basically a "gym rat" before CF, does that mean he had an athletic background or came from another sport? I think the type of person who is competitive enough to make it to the Games is going to have "competed" at something else prior to finding CF and probably done fairly well.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:37 AM   #16
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Ben Smith qualified from Mid-Atlantic at 18 years old "out of nowhere."
made it through to the games every year after that.
he took the podium (3rd place) in 2013.
aren't his brothers animals too? I follow his little bro and the dude looks like he's pretty skinny but puts up insane numbers. I don't get it.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:46 AM   #17
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aren't his brothers animals too? I follow his little bro and the dude looks like he's pretty skinny but puts up insane numbers. I don't get it.
Someone at my box was just talking about that. I think one of his little brothers was cleaning like 300#, like 17 y/o or something?
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:34 AM   #18
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Panchik's little brothers lift around here, and they're monsters too...
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