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Old 09-14-2009, 01:07 PM   #11
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Re: Ideal Crossfit Height



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Old 09-14-2009, 02:46 PM   #12
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There is no ideal height for crossfit. There is no such thing as ideal.
why not? Are you saying that a 7'8 man would generally preform as well as a 5'10 man?

If it's the case that a 5'10 man would generally preform better, couldn't the 5'10 male's physique be said to be "more ideal"?
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:17 PM   #13
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why not? Are you saying that a 7'8 man would generally preform as well as a 5'10 man?

If it's the case that a 5'10 man would generally preform better, couldn't the 5'10 male's physique be said to be "more ideal"?
No, a person is only limited by their own mentality. So I disagree.
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:43 PM   #14
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No, a person is only limited by their own mentality. So I disagree.
how do you know this, and do you think that there would be generally no disparity in abilities between a 7'8 guy and a 5'10 guy? if so, why?
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:09 PM   #15
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how do you know this, and do you think that there would be generally no disparity in abilities between a 7'8 guy and a 5'10 guy? if so, why?
i second this..

i reckon an ideal height is 5'10 to 6'2 good for moving heavy weight, running, rowing, bodyweight stuff shouldnt be to hard overall id say thats good.

of course 5'3 and 7'8 would both have their advantages to but neither are as well rounded.

it seems like the taller guys are doing well now days, look at tommy hackenbruck and moe kelsey both over 6'0
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:38 PM   #16
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Re: Ideal Crossfit Height

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Old 09-14-2009, 11:45 PM   #17
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Re: Ideal Crossfit Height

As I alluded to, height doesnt really tell the whole story. I'm 6'2" but a lot of that is in my legs. My torso is fairly average in length. On top of that I have long orangutan type arms Im sure you can figure out that these characteristics are going to make me less efficient on some exercises and thus make me work harder. So I think proportionality is the key. I feel like if my arms or legs were a little more in proportion to my torso then I would find a lot of the CrossFit stuff a little easier.
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:50 AM   #18
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:25 AM   #19
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Re: Ideal Crossfit Height

FWIW, the average male that competed in the games this year was 28, 5'10 and 185lbs.
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Old 09-16-2009, 09:04 PM   #20
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FWIW, the average male that competed in the games this year was 28, 5'10 and 185lbs.
And there's your answer.

Much taller/bigger and you're going to suffer on bodyweight/running/gymnastic movements, and much shorter/smaller you're going to suffer when rowing and moving fixed weight.

Not saying it can't be overcome in either direction to a point, but the farther you are from the mean, the more you're going to have to make up for.
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