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Old 03-13-2009, 09:02 AM   #71
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although he personally may not have a better definition (I don't), to suggest there isn't one is rather limiting.
I suggested nothing of the sort. I was merely pointing out that his post was neither helpful nor insightful.

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Old 03-13-2009, 09:06 AM   #72
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Until and unless the Games are expanded to a much longer format...
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:25 AM   #73
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:44 AM   #74
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...yet most car accidents occur at much lower speeds.

and most injuries are suffered by people pursuing activities much less intense than CrossFit, or in their everyday tasks.

hmm??

the injury rate for weightlifting is a minute fraction of the injury rate for soccer, for example. and the injury rate for intense exercise like CrossFit, when done with good form, is extremely low.
It's a not a minute fraction, but it is much lower.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:06 PM   #76
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:20 PM   #77
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I'm a classy guy.

But back to the topic at hand.

"Fit" has a very malleable definition and it depends on who you ask. THough we have a very good definition here at CF, we should be aware that other people define it differently. If you are discussing fitness with someone who defines it in a particular, the best and first thing you can do is to ask them why they have defined it as such. THis usually leads to a better and more useful discussion.
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I think "fit" is like good art or beauty. It's hard to define, but you know it when you see it
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Re: What is considered fit?

I would disagree, well to some extent. To say "fit" with no context, then you are correct. But within a group, fit has a very specific meaning. Fit means something different to a cyclist, swat team, SEAL, pararescue, strongman, delivery guy, firefighter, etc. To people who need a level of fitness beyond that of the average populace, fit is easier to define in a meaningful way.
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I meant if you asked the average person on the street what "fit" means, they would be hard pressed to define it. Like you said, if you asked different groups of athletes and fitness enthusiasts, you would find many different definitions.
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