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Old 04-04-2014, 10:28 AM   #21
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Re: Crossfit in the Olympics - yes or no?

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the crossfit games is already the best in crossfit worldwide competing against each other both individually and as teams. that's all it would be in the olympics too.
I do not understand this comment.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:07 PM   #22
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Re: Crossfit in the Olympics - yes or no?

Richard Colon - the australian sprinter you have in mind, I think, is the great Cathy Freeman who won Gold in the Sydney 2000 Olympics 400m event

enjoy this video of my memory http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNmuyxlZ9Kk ( Family friendly)

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Old 04-10-2014, 10:07 AM   #23
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Re: Crossfit in the Olympics - yes or no?

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The Olympics are basically the anti-crossfit games. Still a large group of highly skilled athletes, but they're all specialists. Usain Bolt isn't going to be doing any PR snatches anytime soon. Crossfit is all about the jack of all trades model and being ready for anything where as Olympians really only have to train for one activity year round.

We are seeing more and more crossfiters in the Olympics now which has helped legitimize it though, which I think is fantastic even if they just use it as supplemental training.
I think that's kind of ridiculous to say they are all specialists; a few of them are and while they all have something that they compete in I would guess most of them could burn through most Crossfit wods pretty quickly. Most of them train and have been doing crossfit-esque training long before CrossFit was even conceptualized. I know I certainly did during offseason workouts for both football and hockey; lots of box jumps, air squats, lunges, jump roping, weight lifting, medicine ball work, etc...

P.S...Olympic Skeleton Racer Katie Uhlaender missed qualifying for the US Olympic Weightlifting team but is trying out again for the 2016 games.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:58 AM   #24
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Re: Crossfit in the Olympics - yes or no?

no.

it's called the DECATHALON. check it out and tell me those guys are the 'fittest on the planet'.
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