I?m still really not all that sure about trying to walk-on and looked to competing in other things for recreation over the course of undergrad studies. Going to more speed/power oriented stuff like Olympic weightlifting, sprinting, etc seemed like a pretty exciting idea. That?s not to say that CrossFit athletes don?t have stellar endurance! It just looked like a really cool sport w/ all the different elements of conditioning work, Olympic weightlifting, and gymnastics stuff. Thanks for the replies, Matt! Sorry if I?m bothering you and stealing your journal. Best of luck with your athletic pursuits!
Yeah – I think some of those athletes are extraordinarily talented and someone with an endurance background who responds well to strength could progress pretty nicely. The sheer strength numbers of some of the top guys (near 400 lb clean and jerks and 300 lb snatches to go with 500+ squats and being able to do 50+ consecutive pull-ups is amazing).