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Old 06-23-2010, 10:45 AM   #24
Shane Skowron
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Re: CrossFitters vs Decathletes

Originally Posted by Lan Halbert View Post
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.
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