Re: Is Crossfit right about fitness?
To continue to beat a dieing horse, think of the spectrum of "elite" athletes from a scrawny 2 hr marathon champion that would have problems with the "pink" dumbbells vs a powerlifter lifting massive weight but can't run at all. Both are considered very good at what they have devoted their specialty training efforts, but not very good at what they don't train.
I like to be able to do most things, most of the time. Not world class at something, but able to pick up and do a half-marathon at will one weekend, then compete in a powerlift meet the next weekend. I might not win either, but I don't mind having the ability to perform on both power spectra, if desired.
Crossfit is right for me. Bottom line.